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
At the 2016 banquet for seniors who earned honors in their majors, Professor of Sociology Emily Kane introduces the guest speaker, Bridget Harr '07, Kane's former student and current colleague in the sociology department. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
What I Mean When I Say: Emily Kane and ‘Agency’

Thursday, March 16, 2017 11:57 am

For Professor of Sociology Emily Kane, the word "agency" frequently describes not a place but a state of being.

Surrounded by scaffolding and newly clad in siding to match the adjacent Cutten Maintenance Center, the Renewable Fuel Oil tank is shown on Jan. 19, 2017. (Doug Hubley/Bates College)
Bates in the News: March 10, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:51 pm

The media explain why pot is legal in Maine yet illegal at colleges like Bates, and why Bates is a case study of why a biofuel company might expand to Maine.

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A five-snowstorm week at Bates? Snow problem! Just take a look

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 5:43 pm

Here are some scenes and sounds from campus as winter delivered a one-two-three-four-five punch.

Students do pre-computer information retrieval, circa 1974, using the library's card catalog. (Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library)
Microsoft’s Susan Dumais ’75: New technology can come from old ideas

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:24 pm

Some ideas that work today, like voice recognition, have a long history of not working, says Dumais, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

President Clayton Spencer poses in Perry Atrium of Pettengill Hall on April 2, 2012. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Bates in the News: Feb. 3, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017 11:01 am

The Maine media focused on President Clayton Spencer's statement following the executive order temporarily banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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Seven things about Ryan Bavis’ research on oxygen’s effects on how babies breathe

Friday, February 3, 2017 8:00 am

A respiratory physiologist, Bavis' research has significant implications for treatment of premature babies whose access to oxygen is too low or too high.

Students flock to Lake Andrews for the annual Puddle Jump on Friday, Jan. 20 2017.
Picture story: Puddle Jump 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017 5:44 pm

Check out photos and video of the Jan. 20 Puddle Jump at Lake Andrews, a joyous student tradition that happily leaves the question “Why?” unanswered.

Alexandre Dauge-Roth gives the Kroepsch Lecture on March 18, 2015. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
What I Mean When I Say: ‘Negotiate,’ with Alex Dauge-Roth

Thursday, January 26, 2017 5:29 pm

Alexandre Dauge-Roth researches the narratives of survivors of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. When he uses the word “negotiate,” what does he mean?

Tim Ohashi '11 is the hockey operations analyst for the Washington Capitals of the NHL. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images)
Bates in the News: Jan. 13, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017 11:19 am

The Washington Post reports how Tim Ohashi '11 idolized the Washington Capitals as a kid and now he's on the NHL's team's coaching staff. How'd that happen?

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.

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