Jay Burns

Jay is editor of Bates Magazine, editorial director for select Advancement and President’s Office projects and editor of BatesNews.

Archive of Stories by Jay Burns
Anthea Butler, associate professor and graduate chair of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania, delivers her keynote address, "MLK and America's Bad Check: America's Poor in the 21st Century." Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.
King would be ‘appalled’ at today’s rhetoric around poverty, Butler says in keynote

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:00 pm

Getting 46 million Americans out of poverty will require wholesale changes in how we talk about, think about and take action around poverty, said keynote speaker Anthea Butler.

Bates President Clayton Spencer and James Reese, associate dean of students, shared a moment of deja vu Monday morning, July 2, as the eighth president of the college began her first week in office. The two were high school classmates.
From James Reese on MLK Day, a high school story with a surprise ending

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 1:02 pm

As part of his welcoming remarks at the 2013 Martin Luther King...

An image from the 2009 Bates visit to Rwanda for the course "Learning with the Orphans of the Rwanda Genocide."
Dauge-Roth’s course on teaching genocide highlighted in International Educator

Friday, January 18, 2013 1:45 pm

Teaching genocide is about finding ways to "create connections and dialogues" says Alex Dauge-Roth.

This World War II propaganda poster produced by the U.S. was the Dec. 8, 2012, entry on the Cooper-Hewitt blog Object of the Day. The poster's color choice, Matthew Kennedy explains sacrifices "traditionally patriotic reds and blues in favor of a more arresting hue, intended to bolster emotion." Poster: Give ‘Em Both Barrels. Designed by Jean Carlu, printed by the U.S. Government Printing Office, 1941. 1980-32-1201.
New York Times lauds Cooper-Hewitt’s Object of the Day blog, brainchild of Baumann ’87

Friday, January 18, 2013 10:16 am

The blog, featuring objects from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum collection, is the brainchild of Caroline Baumann.

The freshwater zebrafish are valuable research specimens because they share a number of genes with humans.
Sun Journal profiles bio professor Williams and her zeal for zebrafish

Thursday, January 17, 2013 1:07 pm

Examining zebrafish can tell us something about us, says Assistant Professor of Biology Larissa Williams.

Record-holding sprinter Isaiah Spofford '15 will try the 400 meters this spring.
Photo by Tom Leonard '78.
Morning Sentinel profiles sprinter Spofford ’15, ‘fast and getting faster’

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 5:06 pm

Coach Al Fereshetian says expectations for Spofford are "very high. He put in a fantastic fall of training."

The Many and One rally in Merrill Gym on Jan. 11, 2003, sent a strong, unified message far and wide. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.
Media covers 10-year anniversary of ‘Many and One’ gathering at Bates

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 2:58 pm

The anniversary program featured Heather Lindkvist, special assistant to the president, and community organizer Sarah Davis '10.

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Video: First-graders give a ‘Bates Bates’ cheer

Thursday, December 6, 2012 4:24 pm

These first-graders at Equitas Academy in Los Angeles have made Bates their own.

Anthropology major Devin Tatro '14 talks with Saudi men at a desert farm in the Eastern Province during a Short Term trip last spring to Saudi Arabia led by Dana Professor of Anthropology Loring Danforth. This was a rare moment in Saudi society: women talking with men publicly and allowed not to wear abayas. Photo: Ana Bisaillon ’12.
In letter to New York Times, Danforth takes issue with Saudi book, characterizations

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 4:07 pm

Danforth's letter is in response to a review of the book On Saudi Arabia by Karen Elliott House.

Lena Sene '00
Savoy Magazine names Sene ’00 among ‘most influential’ in corporate America

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 1:44 pm

Lena Sene '00 is a managing parter with Deer Isle Capital and an expert on global investing in Africa.

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