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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When Bates students fought the Great Fires of 1947

Thursday, October 27, 2016 11:25 am

During the historic fires of October 1947, volunteer firefighting by Bates students was "superior to anything yet," said President Charles Phillips.

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Bates in the News: Oct. 14, 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016 8:00 am

The news media tells stories about coastal research, Bates parents of a transgender child, Val Smith '75's second year as Swarthmore president, and teaching 9/11 to students who don't remember it.

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Mara Tieken, an ‘exceedingly important voice’ in rural education, receives national award

Friday, September 30, 2016 10:10 am

Assistant Professor of Education Mara Tieken's burgeoning body of research on rural schools and related topics is bridging the divide between academics and practitioners.

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Six Bates places back then (under construction) and now (wow!)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 2:24 pm

Take an interactive, then-and-now look at a six Bates places that have seen great changes over the years.

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Video: Recollections of Bobcat football 77 years ago from someone who was there

Friday, September 23, 2016 1:02 pm

Along with archival footage, 96-year-old Al Topham ’41 recalls circa 1939 football training at a New Hampshire boys camp.

Students play cards in their West Yellowstone campground cabin on May 21 during their Short Term geology trip to the Northern Rockies. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
When students unplug, what happens? (Hint: they like it)

Friday, September 16, 2016 11:07 am

What happens when students unplug? For that, we hear from 14 students who spent a stretch of time offline during their Short Term fieldwork in the Northern Rocky Mountains.

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Picture story: With the Class of 2020 on outdoor AESOP trips

Friday, September 9, 2016 2:53 pm

Images from the student-led AESOP outdoor trips during Orientation as Bates' newest students had fun getting to know Maine and each other.

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Video: Six professors share what they’re excited to teach in 2016-17

Friday, September 9, 2016 2:00 pm

Awaiting the start of the academic procession for Convocation on Sept. 6, six professors share what they're excited to teach in the new year.

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Picture story: Visiting Quebec City and Lewiston, learning to think like a historian

Friday, September 2, 2016 12:19 pm

Studying Quebec-to-Lewiston migration, students in a Short Term course learned the distinctive ways that historians “think and approach subject matter.”

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Video: Professor Denis Sweet explains why he sent his students to the trees

Friday, September 2, 2016 12:08 pm

Sending his First Year Seminar students out to "experience" a tree starts them on the path of figuring out "what it is that they think about."

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