Jay Burns

Jay is editor of Bates Magazine, editorial director for select Advancement and President’s Office projects and editor of BatesNews.

Archive of Stories by Jay Burns
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Finals week Instagram photo contest draws 150-plus entries (vote now!)

Thursday, December 12, 2013 11:55 am

Finals week Instagram photos from students suggest that they approach finals the way Bates students always have: with snacks, naps and embracing the fact that misery loves company.

In the Shetland Islands, a Bates-directed archaeological dig, funded by the National Science Foundation, involves geologists, anthropologists, historians and biologists who are discovering the fate of a township named Broo that was buried in sand during the17th century Little Ice Age.
Bates-directed climate project in Shetland Islands wins environmental award

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 12:47 pm

A Bates-directed archeological project in the Shetland Islands has won an environmental...

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Bangor Daily News profiles backcountry ski series creator Ben Leoni ’05

Monday, December 2, 2013 5:51 pm

The show follows series creator Ben Leoni '05 and fellow backcountry skiers as they head into the boondocks of the Northeast.

President John Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy ride with Texas Gov. John Connally and Nellie Connally in the presidential motorcade on Nov. 22, 1963.
(Victor Hugo King / Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)
After JFK’s assassination, The Bates Student reflects a grieving community

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 5:21 pm

Essays, articles and poems in The Bates Student captured emotions and innocence.

President Clayton Spencer, who led the establishment of Harvard's Crimson Summer Academy, speaks at the program's 10th anniversary event on Oct. 30, 2013. (Rose Lincoln/Harvard)
Harvard media report on President Spencer, ‘godmother’ of Crimson Summer Academy, speaking at anniversary event

Friday, November 8, 2013 9:55 am

The program is "all about aligning the students’ ambition with opportunities," Spencer said.

Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen
Rosamond Toomey ’33 turns 103, and the Hartford Courant takes note

Friday, November 8, 2013 9:15 am

A Phi Beta Kappa mathematics major at Bates, she went on to a long teaching career.

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Public radio’s Marketplace heads Down East, visits Raye’s Mustard and Kevin Raye ’83

Friday, November 8, 2013 8:28 am

The Raye mustard business dates to 1903, when the Maine sardine business was booming along the coast.

Actress and filmmaker Michelle Wong '00.
Time Out Singapore profiles Michelle Chong ’00, director of ‘3 Peas in a Pod’

Thursday, November 7, 2013 5:02 pm

The movie draws obliquely on her Bates experience.

Tim Berg '15. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Sarasota Herald-Tribune covers cancer survivor Tim Berg ’14 in Vitale Tennis Tournament

Thursday, November 7, 2013 3:53 pm

Tim Berg '14 is back home in Florida this weekend competing in a tournament fundraiser hosted by Dick Vitale.

Edith Wharton in an undated photograph. (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)
Scenes from opera by Carpenter ’94, based on ‘The Age of Innocence,’ performed Nov. 17 in NYC

Thursday, November 7, 2013 2:04 pm

Not many people can share lessons from creating an opera. David Carpenter '94 is one.

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