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
Near Flagstaff, N.M., in 2011, on his final Short Term trip to the U.S. Southwest, John Creasy poses next to examples of "volcaniclastic" rock that's been moved or affected by wind, water, or similar action. (Photograph by Dykstra Eusden '80)
John Creasy, who ushered in the thriving modern era for geology at Bates, dies at age 71

Monday, June 26, 2017 2:01 pm

“We were in awe of him, but his intensity was contagious. There was so much respect for him: I wanted to work my butt off to impress John, to achieve for John.”

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Slideshow: National Selfie Day lures the Bobcat from his den

Friday, June 23, 2017 12:48 pm

The Bates Bobcat was on the prowl Wednesday for selfie, not selfish, reasons.

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Q&A: Novelist Elizabeth Strout ’77 interviewed by President Spencer

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 11:09 am

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author talks about her approach to writing, being an English major at Bates, and how being a Mainer has given her the "opposite of a worldview."

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Slideshow: Reunion Alumni Parade, captured by Bates photographers

Thursday, June 15, 2017 1:26 pm

Photography by Phyllis Graber Jensen and Rene Roy found all the 'Cats, kids, dogs, hugs, smiles, signs, and banners of the great parade.

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Completed lives: the 2017 Bates Alumni Memorial Service program

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 3:04 pm

The program for the Alumni Memorial Service, held during Reunion, includes the names of Bates people who have died during the year.

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Video: The Alumni Parade is about ‘jumping right back into Bates’

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 2:27 pm

"This is surreal," said Ben Hughes ’12, "like five years didn't happen. And I imagine that's the way the Class of 1957 feels, too."

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Mays Medal to Ed O’Neil ’82 highlights alumni awards at Reunion 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 1:10 pm

O'Neil has literally written the book on sustainable and efficient solutions to the problems of global health inequity.

Seniors reach out to one another during Baccalaureate on May 27. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
13 quotes about love and community from the 2017 Bates Baccalaureate service

Friday, June 9, 2017 12:15 pm

All you need is love, said the Beatles. But, as the Bee Gees noted, no one gets too much love anymore. Which brings us to Baccalaureate at Bates College.

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Dean Reese’s advice and Bates stories at Baccalaureate

Thursday, June 8, 2017 4:13 pm

The longtime dean delivered a tour de force, chronicling history and stories of generations of Bates people.

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Video: Bates Commencement livestream clips

Friday, June 2, 2017 11:57 am

Clips of Bates Commencement 2017, including grads receiving diplomas, honorary degree presentations, and the Commencement address by Geoffrey Canada.

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