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
Stacey Kabat '85 talks to students in a film criticism course taught by Jonathan Cavallero, assistant professor of rhetoric. She brought along her Academy Award because "it's fun to hold it, so I always feel like sharing." Students passed it around and, yes, it's heavy. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Neither naive nor cynical, Oscar winner Stacey Kabat ’85 reflects on her domestic-violence activism

Thursday, December 4, 2014 8:00 am

A national leader in the fight against domestic violence, Kabat won an Academy Award for the 1994 film "Defending Our Lives."

Chick Leahey (right) runs a bunting drill during an early spring practice in the Gray Athletic Building. (Photo courtesy of the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library)
As Chick Leahey’s jersey number is retired, 11 things to know about the great Bates coach and man

Friday, October 24, 2014 12:00 pm

At halftime of tomorrow's Homecoming football game, Bates will retire the No. 11 baseball jersey worn by William "Chick" Leahey ’52 during his 36 years as head coach.

Getting a letter was the big thing a generation or two ago. Now, it's packages, which is why Bates is phasing out its physical mailboxed by fall 2015. (Photograph courtesy of the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Blame the coffee cake? Once-enchanted student mailboxes face extinction

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:00 pm

Bates joins just a handful of U.S. colleges in eliminating physical mailboxes in favor of the one-stop, package-center approach.

One of the large spaces in the new Office of Intercultural Education is a social area located conveniently next to the kitchen. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Imagination wins out as the Office of Intercultural Education moves into Chase Hall

Friday, October 3, 2014 8:00 am

A makeover of an old Chase Hall dining space has created a neighborly, see-and-be-seen home for the Office of Intercultural Education.

Slideshow: 24 moments as the Class of 2018 gets to know Bates and vice-versa

Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:00 pm

See what they experienced as Bates photographers Sarah Crosby and Phyllis Graber Jensen followed the Class of 2018 from its arrival on Aug. 25 through the first week of classes.

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Video: Bates professors say what course they’re excited to teach (2014)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 8:58 am

As faculty members joined the academic procession for Convocation 2014, we asked...

Slideshow: Students serve farm-to-table dinner at Nezinscot Farm

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 11:00 am

Theory meets practice as students learned just where their food, quite literally, gets born.

Board chair Mike Bonney '80 addresses the dinner gathering, held in the Bates Mill, following the announcement of the Catalyst Fund.
18 stories and moments from the 2014 Bates College year

Friday, June 20, 2014 4:18 pm

Before the books close on 2014, we want to share some of the stories and moments from the past year.

In 1948, this “display of livestock” won 
best costume for the Class of 1903. The sign holder, Class President Alexander Maerz, is next to classmates George Ramsdell, a longtime Bates math professor, and Carl Sawyer. Ralph Johnson, right, wrangled the sheep for the class.
Photograph courtesy of the Edmund S. Muskie Archives 
and Special Collections Library
The Alumni Parade, our tradition of ‘universal enthusiasm and great merriment,’ turns 100 years young

Thursday, June 5, 2014 11:50 am

The centerpiece of the 1914 Reunion was the first-ever Alumni Parade, a “historico-humorous parade of classes about the field.”

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Video: The shoes fit for Bates seniors and faculty at Commencement

Sunday, May 25, 2014 1:38 pm

Bates seniors and professors (and the Commencement piper) explain what their choice of shoewear says about the sole of the college.

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