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
Slideshow: Osprey vs. goldfish at Lake Andrews

Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:00 am

Watch what happens when an osprey goes for the gold at Lake Andrews.

Move-In DayThe Class of 2023 arrives on campus. Students move into their new residences, attend meetings, eat lunch, pick up AESOP equipment, hear the President's Greeting on the Historic Quad, and say goodbye to their families.
Slideshow: Hour by hour with the Class of 2023 on Opening Day

Thursday, August 29, 2019 3:13 pm

Opening Day sets the tone for these new Bobcats. In the words of longtime dean James Reese, it's a day when the message is, "Everyone’s in!”

Move-In DayPresident’s Welcome AddressAll are invited to enjoy a warm welcome from Clayton Spencer, Bates’ eighth PresidentCoram Library QuadRain Site: Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building
Arriving Monday, the Bates Class of 2023 steps into a ‘world of new connections’

Thursday, August 22, 2019 4:28 pm

Learn all about the 501-member Class of 2023, selected from the largest applicant pool in Bates history, and how they'll be welcomed on Monday.

A price subsidy for organic fruits: Good economics, or not?

Friday, August 16, 2019 10:24 am

Bates economist Nathan Tefft and his colleagues wondered: Would a price subsidy on organic fruits benefit wealthy households at the expense of poorer ones?

My Maine Summer: Steve Kingston ’88, the Clam Shack, and Maine’s best lobster roll

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 3:35 pm

For tourists who trek to Maine on a quest for lobster, Steve Kingston '88 of the Clam Shack is their deliverer.

Welcome, and welcome back, to BatesNews for 2019–20

Thursday, August 8, 2019 4:52 pm

With this, the first edition of the weekly BatesNews for 2019–20, we send a special welcome to parents and students of the incoming Class of 2023.

Ryan Mahoney ’20 Virginia Tech, Environmental Resources Management, working with Maine Coast Heritage Trust which placed me with KELT (Kennebec Estuary Land Trust), posses for a portrait using his photne to lit himself while watching the cosmos from on top of "The Rock" overlooking Meetinghouse Pond at The Coastal Center at Shortridge on July 29, 2019. He states:"As for my little biography, I was born and raised in Reston, Virginia and have lived there my whole life. Now I am going into my senior year at Virginia Tech majoring in 'Environmental Resources Management' and getting minors in 'Forestry' and Watershed Management'. This Summer, I got the opportunity to work with Maine Coast Heritage Trust which placed me with KELT (Kennebec Estuary Land Trsust). I wanted this internship because I knew it would give me experiences in the field of environmental conservation that I otherwise would not have been able to have. Staying at Shortridge this Summer has been an absolute blessing and I will forever cherish my time here forever.""Growing up, I always loved to look at the night sky and stars. When there was a meteor shower or celestial event, my parents would wake me up in the middle of the night and drive me and my siblings out to a field where we could see the sky with the least amount of light pollution possible. Last night at Shortridge was my first time seeing a truly clear night sky with no light pollution and it was absolutely breathtaking. Words cannot do justice for what I saw last night. Looking up, I could see the whole Milky Way, more stars than imaginable, and even space stations or satellites floating in the endless wonder. Standing up on that rock and looking at the intricacies of the universe flushed me with feelings of wonder, astonishment, and excitement. Those moments are the moments I chase in life and I hope to see a sky like that again sometime soon."
Video: What can you see in the starry Maine sky on a summer night?

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 9:41 am

This time-lapse video, filmed at the college’s Coastal Center at Shortridge, kicks off with sun barreling toward the western horizon. Then the show begins.

NESCAC Heat Poll for July 20–21: Jumbos flip the script

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:32 pm

On the hottest two days of the hottest July on record, which NESCAC college were the toastiest?

The Bates Forest is a story of bad luck, high taxes, and the Great Depression

Friday, July 12, 2019 10:12 am

A century ago, Bates' solid plan to own a southern Maine forest and run a forestry program became a "hopeless undertaking."

My first job: summer cop in Lewiston in 1972

Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:58 am

For Mac Herrling '72, working as a summer Lewiston cop seemed like a good way to get a clue about life beyond campus.

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