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
‘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.

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."

Sun Journal offers Q-and-A with Harward Center’s Darby Ray

Thursday, May 23, 2013 9:48 am

Ray is asked, "If you were a student, what project through the Harward Center makes you think, 'I'd be all over that'"?

Scientific American quotes Adler ’00 research on negative emotions and well-being

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 3:32 pm

Under the headline “Negative Emotions are Key to Well-Being,” Scientific American writer...

Trustee Chair Emeritus E. Robert Kinney ’39, corporate and civic leader with ‘good, gutsy Maine business sense,’ dies at 96

Thursday, May 9, 2013 6:00 pm

Kinney was a model corporate leader, a former CEO of General Mills who "always ready with a helping hand."

ESPN Boston profiles new Brooks School football coach Pat Foley ’04

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 3:23 pm

Reporter Brandon Hall of ESPN Boston offers a brief Q-and-A with Pat...

Audio: Seniors read creative writing — a bizarre bus ride, bomb-littered Hawaiian island and beloved poet

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 11:00 am

At Mount David Summit, six Bates seniors read poems and poetry from their senior theses in creative writing.

Chapel to Lewiston: Hello!

Sunday, March 10, 2013 11:21 am

The location of the Bates Chapel, now named for Peter J. Gomes ’65, illuminates the college’s historical relationship with Lewiston and how the absence of buildings is just as important as their presence.

Smith ’13 and Djang ’13 join the ‘elite of elite’ world debaters

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 2:00 pm

"Breaking" at the world debate tournament is more impressive the more you learn about it.

Media describe arc of newspaperman Brian McGrory ’84, new Boston Globe editor

Monday, February 25, 2013 11:02 am

McGrory once served 52 readers as a Boston Globe paperboy and now serves over a million as the paper's new editor.

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