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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In the eclipse’s path, these 10 Bates alumni are totally ready

Friday, August 18, 2017 10:57 am

From west to east, alumni in the path of Monday's total eclipse talk about their plans, what's afoot in their towns, and what has surprised them so far.

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Slideshow: See how students find purpose in their Bates-funded summer internships

Thursday, August 17, 2017 7:33 pm

J.R. Watanasiri '19 came to Bates to major in biochemistry with a pre-med focus. But he liked tuna, too. Can Bates help him combine the two?

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Slideshow: See how students find purpose in their Bates-funded summer internships

Thursday, August 17, 2017 3:49 pm

J.R. Watanasiri '19 came to Bates to major in biochemistry with a pre-med focus. But he liked tuna, too. Can Bates help him combine the two?

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When new Bates students meet Lewiston, here’s what they say

Friday, August 11, 2017 11:08 am

Lewiston's chance to make a first impression on first-year students comes next month during the Downtown Walkabout during Orientation.

The Bates classes that celebrated 2017 Reunions, including the high-energy 5th Reunion Class of 2012, boosted their Bates Fund giving by 53 percent over 2016. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Gifts to Bates top $27 million in 2016-17, new Bates Fund record set

Thursday, August 10, 2017 4:46 pm

The record $6.98 million total for the annual Bates Fund, a priority of The Bates Campaign, is a 7 percent jump.

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‘Tremendous teammate’ Rob Gomez ’05 forgoes race victory to help a fallen runner

Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:50 pm

With the finish of the world-class Beach to Beacon in sight, and a Maine title on the line, Gomez slowed to help a staggering fellow runner finish first.

BatesNews editor Jay Burns interviews 101-year-old alumna June Lovelace Griffin, Class of 1936, for a story in September 2015. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Welcome to BatesNews for 2017-18

Friday, August 4, 2017 8:00 am

A special welcome to parents and students of the incoming Class of 2021, who are receiving BatesNews for the first time.

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What’s In a Name: Androscoggin

Thursday, August 3, 2017 4:30 pm

"Androscoggin," the name of Lewiston's river and county, is the contemporary word describing a Native American tribe that lived here.

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How Bates helps Lewiston firefighters do their dangerous jobs safer and better

Thursday, August 3, 2017 11:48 am

Like a cadaver heading to a medical school, the empty Bates building still had something to give. And in this case, the beneficiary is the city of Lewiston.

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Celebrate Thoreau’s 200th birthday with a summer poem from a Bates author

Monday, July 10, 2017 12:13 pm

Chute's "Heat Wave in Concord" recreates a sizzling summer day in 1852 when Thoreau and a friend went on a "fluvial walk" in the Concord River.

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