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
What’s in the Ladd Library lost & found on April 13, 2018?

Friday, April 13, 2018 12:50 pm

There's a copy of The New Yorker, two black ankle socks, a busy student's to-do list, and a graded English paper with the prof's glowing comment.

Human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson to deliver 2018 Commencement address, joined by honorands Lynsey Addario, Jill Lepore, and Bob Ludwig

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 10:00 am

Stevenson's work has freed wrongfully convicted death-row prisoners, reduced excessive sentences given to others, and brought greater equality to the U.S. criminal justice system.

Treatment for the horrors of PTSD could be near, thanks to landmark research by Edward Meloni ’91

Friday, April 6, 2018 10:43 am

The day might soon come when breathing xenon gas from a hand-held inhaler could treat the mental affliction known as post-traumatic stress disorder.

Bates in the News: March 30, 2018

Friday, March 30, 2018 11:29 am

After the Trump administration rolled back the definition of an organic egg, PBS NewsHour interviewed Jesse Laflamme ’00, CEO of Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs.

Video: With a click, Zsofia Duarte ’18 nears the end of the honors thesis triathlon

Friday, March 30, 2018 11:01 am

Let's join Duarte in Ladd library as she clears the biggest honors-thesis hurdle: the online submission of her 115-page document.

Slideshow: Anarchy to zebrafish, Mount David Summit is an A-to-Z smorgasbord of smarts

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 5:25 pm

The summit is a living, breathing encyclopedia of student achievement at Bates.

Professor of German Craig Decker ’78, an ‘irascible and quick-witted’ teacher and scholar with ‘great depth and curiosity,’ dies at age 61

Friday, March 23, 2018 11:29 am

Decker, a member of the Bates faculty for 34 years and a renowned translator who explored German and Austrian social, literary, and cultural history, died on March 17 of cardiac arrest.

Meet Ella Knowles, Class of 1884, Bates’ most dangerous alumna

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 2:34 pm

Meet Ella Knowles, Class of 1884 — a suffragist, trailblazing lawyer, and career boat-rocker whose life was a succession of singular female accomplishments.

Climate change is ‘not something you believe. It just is,’ says Trump whistleblower Joel Clement

Friday, March 16, 2018 12:40 pm

Clement is the former climate policy chief who says the Trump administration retaliated against him and fellow scientists for climate-change advocacy.

Q&A: Ben Tonelli ’18 creates model showing how songbirds spread ticks

Friday, March 2, 2018 10:34 am

"Until Ben’s model, we haven’t had a sense of where the redistribution might occur and the possible scale of that effect,” says his adviser.

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