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
Jason Castro, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience.
Neuroscientist Jason Castro fields brain questions for Minnesota Public Radio

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 11:12 am

Jason Castro, assistant professor of psychology, discusses free will and the brain, among other things.

Bookies and other gamblers used to depend on skilled "line men," like Uncle Arthur, for timely sports results, including race results from Suffolk Downs in East Boston, shown here in the 1930s. Photograph courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection.
Marcus ’82 pens Globe Magazine story of ‘Uncle Arthur,’ famed gambling racketeer

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 10:33 am

From the 1950s to the 1970s Arthur Marcus was one of the best at his job.

The 1860 Republican Party platform called the expansion of slavery a "crime against humanity." Detail of a photograph courtesy of the Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana.
Party platforms reflect ideological battles, says political scientist Engel

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 8:39 am

Changes in party platforms over time can reflect the winners and losers among the party factions.

2012 Bates website
Bates is best in higher-ed website competition

Monday, August 13, 2012 12:00 pm

The redesigned Bates website won Best Website and Best Home Page in the 2012 eduStyle Awards.

The women's dining room in Rand Hall, circa 1920. The archives helps faculty and students investigate how Bates' inclusive history has played out over time. Photograph courtesy of the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library.
Past is prologue, says new Muskie Archives director Pat Webber

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 10:00 am

The archives supports the academic community by keeping one foot in the past and one in the present.

BatesNews August 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 2:00 pm

A monthly roundup of Bates news and stories.

From 2007, this portrait of Peter Carlisle '91 was taken in his Portland, Maine, office. The poster behind Carlisle shows Michael Phelps wearing his Olympic medals in Athens. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen / Bates College.
WCSH-TV interviews Olympic sports agent Carlisle ’91

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 12:33 pm

Peter Carlisle '91 discusses what the Olympics are like from an agent's perspective.

Circa 1969, Professor of Geology Roy Farnsworth points to the route that he and his students throughout the Northeast, Canada and Michigan during his Short Term course, Field Geology. Photograph courtesy of the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library.
Roy Farnsworth, professor emeritus of geology, dies at 84

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 11:15 am

Professor Farnsworth explored creative ways to give his geology students fieldwork experience.

Robert Long '79 poses with his daughter Erica Long '12 on Commencement morning. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen / Bates College.
Newspaperman Long ’79 praised by Times Record colleagues

Monday, July 30, 2012 4:33 pm

The departure of longtime managing editor Robert Long ’79 from The Times...

Hank Howie '81
Boston Globe reports Howie ’81 is game studio COO

Monday, July 30, 2012 3:18 pm

Boston Globe tech blogger Scott Kirsner reports that game development veteran Hank...

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