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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Multimedia: 33 powerful moments from Commencement 2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016 5:34 pm

In photos, video, and text, moments from Commencement Day 2016.

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Graduate profile: Khi Kim ’16, ‘sophisticated, evocative, and clever’ poster-maker nonpareil

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 11:43 am

Among the 461 seniors set to graduate Sunday is biochemistry major Khi Kim ’16, whose theater and dance posters have fueled larcenous intentions while filling Bates venues.

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Facts, firsts, and fictions from 150 (or more?) Commencements

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 6:23 pm

The first Bates Commencement was in 1867, making this year's event the 150th in college history. Or have there been more? If so, why?

Tourse conducts a video interview with Adedire Fakorede '18 of Newark, N.J., in a studio at the Digital Media Studios. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Q&A: Anike Tourse ’92 preps a solo show for Orientation 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 3:11 pm

How do you teach a room full of 500 first-year students who just arrived on campus what it means to be a part of the Bates community? The answer: Anike Tourse ’92.

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Picture story: Sally Ceesay is in a sophomore jump

Friday, May 6, 2016 10:50 am

Featuring images of an All-American at work, play, and study, here's a story of biochemistry major Sally Ceesay ’18, the college's best-ever triple jumper.

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Student laundry in the 1950s by mail, male, or the Hobby Shoppe

Friday, May 6, 2016 10:37 am

Students used mailable laundry packs, a nearby store's machines, or a Lewiston-Auburn service run on campus by students — who had to deal with deadbeat clients.

This detail of the bluejay plate from The Birds of America  shows what Audubon called the  "rogues" and "deceivers" of the bird world.
Video: Audubon’s ‘Birds of America’ lands at the Bates library

Friday, April 29, 2016 11:53 am

Known as the "Bien" edition, the volume is huge — 57 pounds, with each page measuring 39 1/8 inches by 26 1/8 inches. Its Bates provenance is equally outsized.

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At Emerge, students learn film business ‘by seeing it in action’

Friday, April 29, 2016 10:48 am

Like much of Bates' engagement with Lewiston-Auburn, the college's sponsorship of this fast-growing festival is a two-way street.

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Bates Magazine: Spring 2016 flip issue

Friday, April 22, 2016 12:45 pm

The spring print issue has been out for a few weeks, but if your dog ate your copy, there's always this online flip version.

Co-captains Naso, Conover, Taylor, and Wettstein join Steenstra for a turn at the shovels.
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Boathouse groundbreaking culminates Bates rowing’s winning day

Thursday, April 21, 2016 6:22 pm

“What a great way to spend a gorgeous Sunday,” said President Clayton Spencer of the events at the Bates rowing facility on the Androscoggin River in Greene.

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