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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Bates in the News: June 10, 2016

Thursday, June 9, 2016 10:13 am

Media coverage of John Lewis' Commencement address, plus Stephen Engel on the politics of LGBTQ rights and President Spencer's interview with New England Cable News.

Video: a rookie mace bearer’s first carry at Commencement

Friday, June 3, 2016 12:34 pm

The mace bearer is an attention-grabber at Commencement, so when it changes hands, as it did this year, it's like getting a new James Bond.

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Video: The many happy hugs of Commencement

Friday, June 3, 2016 11:57 am

Need a hug? We got 'em. In a great Bates tradition, professors greet the graduates during the Recessional.

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.

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.

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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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