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
$3 million gift endows Bates professorship in STEM equity and inclusion; April Hill named inaugural appointee

Friday, September 21, 2018 9:21 am

Hill is an eminent evolutionary developmental geneticist with a national reputation for dismantling barriers preventing students from thriving in STEM fields.

Seven Bates professors share topics and courses they’re excited to teach

Thursday, September 13, 2018 10:18 am

As Bates professors lined up for Convocation last week, they shared the courses and topics they're excited to teach.

Convocation 2018 remarks: President Clayton Spencer

Friday, September 7, 2018 12:16 pm

President Spencer considers the famous phrase "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Is it false hope? Or a call to action?

It’s 1948, and Bates students (and a future president) are in Vogue, Mademoiselle, and Life

Friday, September 7, 2018 11:31 am

Bates students and a future U.S. president were once part of a national ad campaign to sell consumer textiles made by the Bates Manufacturing Co. of Lewiston.

What’s in a Lewiston Name: Pettengill (or Pettingill?)

Friday, August 31, 2018 7:38 am

Here’s your guide to all names Pettengill and Pettingill, a Bates building, street, and park.

Slideshow: Hour by hour on Opening Day for the Bates Class of 2022

Thursday, August 30, 2018 10:09 am

Dropping a child off at college, said a new Bates parent, is a unique feeling: "so happy and so sad at the same time — and so proud."

Now on our doorstep, the Class of 2022 ‘represents Bates College history’

Friday, August 24, 2018 8:00 am

Selected from the largest applicant pool in college history, the 550 members of the Class of 2022 arrives on Monday.

Meet Navy Capt. J.J. Cummings ’89, commander of the world’s largest aircraft carrier

Thursday, August 16, 2018 12:41 pm

The U.S. has 11 nuclear-powered carriers, and a Bates grad commands one of them: the USS Gerald R. Ford, the Navy’s newest and the world’s largest.

Recalling Bates’ post-war Sampsonville and its community of married students

Friday, August 10, 2018 12:20 pm

Seventy-two years ago, Bates debuted a post-World War II housing option that, to this day, remains unique.

Bates announces eight faculty promotions, including tenure, for 2018–19

Friday, August 10, 2018 8:00 am

The faculty promotions offer "outstanding examples of the consequential scholarship and creative work going on at Bates," says Dean of the Faculty Malcolm Hill.

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