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
David Pless ’13 prepares to throw the shot, en route to winning his second consecutive NCAA Division III indoor title in 2012 and breaking the NCAA Division III Indoor record by 9.5 inches. Photograph by Stephen Mally/NCAA.
NCAA champion David Pless ’13, the ‘consummate gift,’ profiled by hometown newspaper

Monday, July 29, 2013 2:47 pm

Profiled in his hometown Atlanta newspaper, NCAA shot put champion David Pless...

Biochemistry majors James Meyo '14 of Nairobi, Kenya, and Jenny Chen '16 of Englewood, Colo., at work in the lab of Larissa Williams, assistant professor of biology. Photograph by Marc Glass '88/Bates College.
Summer Student Work: Students in Larissa Williams’ zebrafish lab among first to use innovative technique

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 3:00 pm

James Meyo '14 and Jenny Chen '16 are the first U.S. undergraduates to employ an innovative research technique currently used in only three labs in the world.

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With passion for design and ability to form ‘substantive partnerships,’ Baumann ’87 appointed Cooper-Hewitt director

Friday, June 28, 2013 11:00 am

Caroline Baumann '87 is "passionate about design and reaching people — physically and digitally — with its lessons and insights.”

Philip Isaacson '47, photographed outside his Lewiston law office in 1993 by Phyllis Graber Jensen.
Press Herald and Sun Journal remember Philip Isaacson ’47

Friday, June 28, 2013 10:00 am

The Portland Press Herald and Lewiston Sun Journal each report and comment...

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In pursuit of a coaching career, Lindsay Cullen ’13 seeks ‘mix of academics and athletics’

Thursday, June 27, 2013 4:42 pm

Cullen begins her coaching career at Dickinson College as an assistant with the cross country and track programs.

Amy Bass '92 is a history professor at the College of New Rochelle who contributes research expertise to NBC Olympics coverage. Photograph courtesy of the College of New Rochelle.
Amy Bass ’92 and team win Emmy for Olympics coverage for NBC

Thursday, June 27, 2013 2:09 pm

Bass, a professor of history at the College of New Rochelle, supervises the network's Olympic Research Room.

Becky Flynn Woods '89 and her father Bob Flynn (second from right) accept the Chummy Broomhall Cup as the top Maine college ski team from then-Maine Gov. John Baldacci in 2007. The award's namesake, Chummy Broomhall, is at left. Photo courtesy of Kris Dobie.
Nordic coach Becky Flynn Woods ’89 interviewed on Fasterskier by Fiddler ’78

Thursday, June 27, 2013 10:49 am

Woods tells Fiddler that a big part of her job is to help her skiers meet the rigorous dual challenge of Bates-caliber academics and Division I-caliber skiing competition.

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Researcher Allison Mann ’08 keeps ‘Mad Men’ real

Thursday, June 27, 2013 10:48 am

Mann upholds the show's "well-earned reputation for authenticity and for mining the tumultuous history of the 1960s."

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‘Opportunity not importunity’: a story of who really founded the Bates Fund

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 5:00 pm

While acts of philanthropy got most private colleges going, the tradition of the alumni fund is a relative newcomer.

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Revealed: Who coined the distinctive Bates cheer ‘Great day to be a Bobcat’?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 6:39 pm

Reunion Weekend was an opportune time to discover who coined the cheer "Great day to be a Bobcat."

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