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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Best in the land: Ahmed Abdel Khalek ’16 wins U.S. college squash championship

Friday, March 6, 2015 1:19 pm

Khalek clawed back from a 2-0 deficit to capture the first squash championship for Bates.

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Remembering the big center Jim Sutherland ’61 and the Bobcats’ NCAA tourney team of 1961

Friday, March 6, 2015 12:39 pm

When it comes to Bates men’s basketball and rebounding, the name “Jim...

On a recent winter morning, the Bobcat carries a coat of snow. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
NESCAC Chill Poll for Feb. 24, 2015: Bates is the winner!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:03 pm

After finishing third in the first NESCAC Chill Poll of the year...

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Bates in the News: Feb. 20, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015 12:13 pm

Michael Sargent What Lewiston needs is fewer slogans and more excellence Associate...

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A world of good for Bates debaters at the World Universities Debating Championship

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 5:24 pm

The event solidified the reputation of Taylor Blackburn ’15 as one of the best female debaters in North America.

A slug munches on a soybean seedling. (Nick Sloff/Penn State)
Bates in the News: Feb. 13, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 11:10 am

John Tooker ’92 When bugs don’t eat slugs, there’s a problem afoot...

"I consider myself a fairly tough Mainer but even with bundling up this morning, it seems like I was no match for today's blizzard," says Sarah Stanley '16 of Springvale, Maine, an environmental studies major with a minor in geology.
Slideshow: Bates people plowed ahead during the Jan. 27 blizzard

Friday, January 30, 2015 11:00 am

Tuesday, Jan. 27, gave us 27 inches of snow, and despite the blizzard many Bates people plowed ahead.

Xenon gas fills a discharge tube shaped like the element’s atomic symbol. (Photograph by Pslawinski [CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons)
Bates in the News: Jan. 30

Friday, January 30, 2015 11:00 am

A regular sample of news items featuring Bates and Bates people

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Slideshow: 2015 Puddle Jump hits great heights

Monday, January 26, 2015 1:06 pm

The annual Puddle Jump, held on Jan. 23 as part of Winter...

From left, Mark Stevens '77, Scott Copeland '78, Chris Callahan '78, Lars Llorente '78, the founders of the Puddle Jump, prepare for the inaugural dip in 1975. Over the years, students slowly "migrated" the event away from March, when it was known as the the St. Patrick's Day Dip, to Winter Carnival week.
In 1975, four students leapt at the chance to create the Puddle Jump tradition

Thursday, January 22, 2015 12:49 pm

Today, Jan. 23, hundreds of Bates students will take turns making a quick dash onto and into Lake Andrews. Yep, the Puddle Jump is upon us.

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