Jay Burns

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

Stories by Jay Burns
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Video: MLK Day 2013 keynote address and introductory speakers

Monday, January 28, 2013 2:41 pm

Unedited video of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote session at Bates College, Jan. 21, 2013 in the Gomes Chapel.

A banner with the new Bobcat was unfurled at halftime of the men's basketball game vs. Tufts in Alumni Gym on Jan. 26, 2013.
BatesNews: January 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013 1:00 pm

Stories for January include MLK Day coverage, a new Bobcat for Bates and clues about the swine flu outbreak in 2009.

During a vaccine clinic in October 2009, Miljan Zecevic '10 receives his vaccine injection. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.
Shifts in student routines may explain 2009’s H1N1 surge, Bates researchers find

Monday, January 28, 2013 12:00 pm

The findings suggest that the patterns of student movement across a campus like Bates is not as "well-blended" as thought.

At the Jan. 18 retirement reception in his honor, Bill Hiss '66 acknowledges applause for his contributions to Bates. At left are his wife, Colleen Quint '85, and daughter, Jessie. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.
Slide show: Bill Hiss ’66 retirement reception

Monday, January 28, 2013 10:04 am

Hiss devoted his "full heart, mind and energy" to all things Bates.

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."

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