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
Retirement of Sarah Potter ’77, bookstore director who also teaches virtues ‘hard work and thoughtfulness’

Friday, October 23, 2015 10:33 am

Sarah Potter '77, who retires Oct. 30 after 35 years as director of the College Store, provided a "sense of normalcy" for the legions and generations of student workers in the store.

Seven dining lessons from seven years of ‘new’ Bates Commons

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 5:10 pm

By opening the "new" Commons seven years ago, Bates leveraged traditional qualities of community, sustainability, and excellence in its dining operation.

Robbins ’11 is lead author of landmark paper on asexual coming-out experience

Friday, October 16, 2015 11:46 am

What started as a way for Nicolette Robbins ’11 to spend her final Short Term has become groundbreaking research on what it’s like to come out as an asexual person.

Bates in the News: Oct. 16, 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015 10:07 am

Media stories include Bates items about changing federal financial aid guidelines and Deflategate, redux.

‘Bobcast’ showcases the voices of Bobcat athletics

Friday, October 9, 2015 1:35 pm

Golfer Brad Rutkin '17 and field hockey player Shannon Beaton '16 talk about the sporting life at Bates, plus an interview with longtime ski coach Bob Flynn. A new offering, a new podcast can be heard each Tuesday in the Sports Update email newsletter.

Slideshow: Back to Bates weekend debuts with ‘force, spirit, and Bobcat zen’

Thursday, October 8, 2015 2:12 pm

Back to Bates, the name of the newly combined parents weekend and alumni homecoming, was a big, three-day bash.

Bates in the News: Oct. 9, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 3:57 pm

Media stories include items about alumni with Deflategate perspectives on both sides of the line of scrimmage.

‘Unexpected’ Arctic night life found by Bates biologist Will Ambrose and fellow researchers

Thursday, October 1, 2015 12:21 pm

The Arctic's long polar night does not slow down the marine ecosystem — a finding that has sobering consequences for how we think about the seasons in this era of climate change.

‘Love drug’ oxytocin’s possible dark side is the topic of $300,000 Bates study

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 12:23 pm

Bates neuroscientist Nancy Koven will use a three-year, nearly $300,000 federal grant to take a cold and hard look at oxytocin.

Video: Bates professors say what they’re excited to teach (2015)

Friday, September 18, 2015 9:42 am

As they gather for the academic procession for Convocation, Bates professors say what they're excited to teach.

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