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
Debate partners Zoë Seaman-Grant '17 and Matt Davis '18 confer during the final rounds of the 2017 World Universities Debating Championships in The Hague, Netherlands. (Dutch WUDC 2017 / Manuel J. Adams)
Trust and respect propels Bates to finals of World Universities Debate Championships

Friday, January 6, 2017 1:10 pm

Bates’ latest world-class debate team, of Zoë Seaman-Grant ’17 and Matt Davis ’18, made it to the final four of the World Universities Debating Championships in The Hague, Netherlands.

Marcus Bruce '77, the college's Benjamin E. Mays Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies, listens to his students on Dec. 8 during his class on Benjamin Mays. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Q&A: Marcus Bruce ’77 on Benjamin Mays, MLK, and the ongoing struggle for emancipation

Friday, January 6, 2017 12:50 pm

Bruce, the college's Benjamin Mays Professor, explains why Mays — Class of 1920, great 20th-century civil rights leader, and mentor to Martin Luther King Jr. — offers hope for "a new birth of freedom."

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What’s in a Lewiston name: Lown

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 12:03 pm

The area's southernmost bridge across the Androscoggin River was named for Lewiston son Dr. Bernard Lown in 2008.

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Hop aboard your own toboggan ride through the Bates campus

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 11:07 am

This year's traditional holiday greeting from Bates is a wild, 360 video animation ride through campus. Look around as you zoom along!

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Picture story: On the sidelines with Michael Rocque, faculty football liaison

Friday, December 16, 2016 12:05 pm

When a player goes down, "It’s not just, ‘Oh, there’s a player on the team who got hurt,’" says Rocque, an assistant professor of sociology. "It’s one of your students."

The colored lines indicate the trajectories of the air, now over the NESCAC, from near the North Pole. (Model data from NOAA Air Resources Laboratory)
NESCAC Chill Poll for Dec. 16, 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016 11:34 am

Which campus is coldest in the 'CAC on this chilly Northeast day?

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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