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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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."

Voot Yin '96, a researcher at Mount Desert Island Biological Laborary, and a colleague have earned a patent for a new heart drug. (Photograph courtesy of MDI Biological Laboratory)
Bates in the News: Aug. 26, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016 2:38 pm

The news media find Bates connections in wealth management, horse racing, heart disease, the Olympics, prison reform, transgender issues, higher-ed policy, and, of course, orphan parrots.

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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.

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