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
The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photograph by Doug Van Hoewyk '98)
A year in Turkey teaches Doug Van Hoewyk ’98 to ‘maintain poise during stress’

Thursday, December 15, 2016 10:35 am

A Fulbright Scholar in Turkey last year, biologist Van Hoewyk '98 and his family decided to stay despite the danger.

In Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of Othello: The Remix, Postell Pringle '98 (left, as Othello) and GQ (Iago) face off as Iago’s plot unfolds. (Photograph by Michael Brosilow)
Bates in the News: Dec. 9, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016 4:27 pm

Bates College stands firmly by the DACA program, says President Spencer. Plus, Jason Castro is a "Scientist to Watch" and New York Times reviews an alum as a hip-hop Othello.

Moretti '06 steers La Cozze out of Portland Harbor toward Clapboard Island in Casco Bay, the site of the day's mussel harvest.
Maine aquafarmer Matt Moretti ’06 flexes his mussels on Casco Bay

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 10:44 am

Moretti's love for the ocean was "undefined" for a long time. That was before his time in Mo’orea. And before he found a Maine mussel farm for sale.

Images of the college's High Performance Computing Cluster in a hub room in 65 Campus Ave. Wearing blue blazer is Jeffrey Oishi, assistant professor of physics who is a computational astrophysicist specializing in fluid dynamics. The arrival of young faculty wanting to do computational-heavy research prompted Bates to set up the HPCC. Wearing gray coat is Nick O'Brien of Bates Communications.
At Bates, high-performance computing is for everyone — not just superheroes

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 5:13 pm

The college's new high-performance computing cluster is a "once and future" proposition.

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Bates in the News: Nov. 11, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016 8:38 am

Bates-related election news include local and national coverage of an attempt to discourage Bates students from voting.

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Slideshow: Presidential politics vs. (not-real) smallpox crisis, hour by hour

Friday, November 4, 2016 11:35 am

A mock White House campaign that's been going full tilt on campus since September went to warp speed on Oct. 25: There's a crisis in America!

Members of the women's team gather in their new locker room. (Andree Kehn for Bates College)
Bates dedicates new rowing boathouse, ‘a place to call home’

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 3:46 pm

The Bates rowing program had a housewarming on Oct. 29, formally dedicating its new boathouse on the Androscoggin River in Greene.

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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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