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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Q&A: Based on a Short Term to Saudi Arabia, Loring Danforth’s new book challenges ‘destructive’ Orientalism

Friday, August 12, 2016 9:42 am

Danforth's new book, Crossing the Kingdom, is based on his 2012 Short Term that enjoyed amazing access inside Saudi Arabia.

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Video: After the fall, here’s what happened to the Quad’s huge ‘hobbit’ maple

Thursday, August 4, 2016 11:31 am

The fallen tree, a century-old sugar maple, “had a life…and it supported a lot of life,” said Professor Emerita of Biology Sharon Kinsman.

Thom Freeman '63 poses with head coach Chick Leahey '53, slugger Howard Vandersea '63, and (Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library)
Bates in the News: July 21, 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016 2:57 pm

A 1960s Bobcat pitching ace gets a Hall of Fame nod; a Bates biologist explains why a petrel ignores a potential mate's immune genetics; and a Bob Dylan / Robert Indiana mashup at the museum gets a great review.

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Bates in the News: July 1, 2016

Friday, July 1, 2016 8:00 am

A young alum's 11 road-trip rules in The New York Times; why a Chinese bishop recanted criticism of the state-controlled church; and two alums make a top-50 Mainers list.

Gifts from the Friends of Athletics exceeded $609,000 to strengthen the experience of Bobcat athletes. (Aaron Morse/Bates College)
Video: Bates women rowers reflect on a decade of excellence

Thursday, June 23, 2016 2:54 pm

Begun as a club sport in 1987, rowing only lacked a boat. Today they've got boats...and boatloads of hardware. But rowing is more than the bling.

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Video: 11 scenes of swordplay, suffering, and speechifying at the Battle of Maldon

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 5:45 pm

“And now for something completely different”: Vikings cross Lake Andrews and fight the English at the Keigwin Amphitheater.

George Fiske '19 of West Hartford, Conn., cuts wire that holds derelict chain-link fencing to posts on Mount David during the EcoService Day project on May 21. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Is the student-led Mount David cleanup a model for a litter-free hill?

Monday, June 13, 2016 12:51 pm

Mount David's stewardship reflects a truism from that famous 1970s TV commercial: “People start pollution. People can stop it."

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Video: Alumni Parade at Reunion 2016 ‘continues the love’ for Bates

Monday, June 13, 2016 10:49 am

The Alumni Parade gathers different Bates eras under a common umbrella: love...

Five stories from Short Term’s innovative practitioner-taught courses and course redesigns

Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:38 pm

Students and faculty in two innovative types of Short Term courses showed their stuff at an end-of-term showcase, including a major redesign of intro chemistry.

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Bates in the News: June 10, 2016

Thursday, June 9, 2016 10:13 am

Media coverage of John Lewis' Commencement address, plus Stephen Engel on the politics of LGBTQ rights and President Spencer's interview with New England Cable News.

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