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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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’

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.

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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