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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4 reasons that Bates is again a Fulbright ‘Top Producer’ in 2016

Friday, March 4, 2016 10:48 am

Bates ranks third in the country in the number of Fulbright U.S. Student awards earned in 2015-16. Here are four reasons why.

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Bates in the News: March 4, 2016

Friday, March 4, 2016 10:02 am

Praise for the Campus Life residence project, and remembering the influential Bates-educated economist who coined the term "voodoo economics."

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Bates in the News: Feb. 26, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016 10:00 am

Bates gets praise for building a distinctive Digital and Computational Studies Program; and researcher Matt Bogyo '93 discovers a new tool in the fight against malaria.

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Photo Story: Chelsea Nason’s Senior Day was for the ages

Friday, February 19, 2016 11:20 am

What Senior Day for women's basketball lacked in numbers (Nason was the sole honoree), it made up for in emotion, drama, and, in the end, pure elation.

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Why newspapers and readers are at an ‘incredibly awkward moment,’ explains Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory ’84

Friday, February 5, 2016 12:03 pm

The health of democratic society depends on papers making a "nuanced transition" to an all-digital future, says McGrory. Plus: What he thinks about "the Bill" of today.

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Images of Mount David ski jumps, 1939 and 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016 12:25 pm

For shredders of yore and of today, Mount David's elevation still provides the necessary inrun for ski jumps, though the takeoff spot is different.

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From high-tech to old school, Bates’ energy projects offer quick paybacks

Thursday, January 28, 2016 1:14 pm

An opportunistic investment of $1.5 million in energy projects is helping Bates lower its utility costs by a projected 22 percent.

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Rocque, Petrella ’06 offer choice words on MLK Day theme of incarceration and citizenship

Friday, January 15, 2016 12:29 pm

Incarceration experts and faculty members Michael Rocque and Chris Petrella ’06 comment on the Bates MLK Day theme, "Mass Incarceration and Black Citizenship."

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25 years ago, Bates used MLK Day to help students makes sense of Persian Gulf War

Friday, January 15, 2016 11:16 am

Recognizing their students' distress, the faculty in 1991 used MLK Day to help the community reflect on issues of peace and justice in wartime.

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Bates in the News: Jan. 8, 2016

Friday, January 8, 2016 12:26 pm

Elizabeth Strout '77 has a wonderful new novel; two young alums continue the trend of grads hitting Forbes' 30 Under 30 list; and psychology professor Michael Sargent creates a (storytelling) scene.

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