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
Bates Dining Services keeps the magic alive ‘until we can dine together again’

Friday, November 20, 2020 10:17 am

In big and small ways during trying times, Bates Dining Services works to sustain what students love about Bates dining.

13 post-election faculty insights: grift, con, and a dangerous game being played with our democracy

Friday, November 13, 2020 11:59 am

Five members of the politics department offer a 11 post-election insights, including whether Trump’s refusal to concede threatens “even a most minimalist definition of democracy.”

Notorious (but harmless) pathogens preserved in Bates professor’s new-found World War I slides

Friday, November 13, 2020 11:13 am

A trove of wartime microscope slides include specimens of gonorrhea, diphtheria, tuberculosis, meningitis.

NESCAC Heat Poll for Nov. 7–10: Heat Miser’s revenge

Thursday, November 12, 2020 9:24 am

Back off, Snow Miser! Turns out that Heat Miser still has something...

A ‘status quo election,’ say Bates professors — with disappointments, surprises, lessons

Friday, November 6, 2020 10:52 am

Regardless of who ends up in the White House, the 2020 election may have "revealed who we are as a country.”

Say What? Bates quotes from here and there: Oct. 30, 2020

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 5:26 pm

An occasional roundup of what Bates folks are saying about this and that, including poignant memories of the late John Jenkins.

Meet new faculty: Michael Boyd Roman and the divine beauty of Black men

Thursday, October 22, 2020 4:02 pm

A lecturer in art and visual culture, Roman uses drawing, installation, and digital media to “portray the ordinary grace of contemporary Black men.”

Bates in the News: Oct. 16, 2020

Friday, October 16, 2020 11:34 am

Shoutout for the Bates online tour and two New York Times alumni profiles, of an international bagel guru and the personal assistant to fashion designer Marc Jacobs.

Brian Evans - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Dance (bevans@bates.edu) Teaching in person:Dance Repertory
Meet new faculty: Brian J. Evans and the meaning of dance

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 4:15 pm

We create meaning with more than our brains, says Evans, a new lecturer in dance. Through the embodied arts, we can literally "dance through life" — and gain the power "to be unabashedly human.”

Have a seat: How Bates students are finding their favorite outdoor spots

Thursday, September 10, 2020 5:15 pm

With outdoors being the place to be during a beautiful time of year, Bates has busted out the outdoor furniture in a big way. And students love it.

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