Jay Burns

Jay is editor of Bates Magazine, editorial director for select Advancement and President’s Office projects and editor of BatesNews.

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Video: Bates Commencement livestream clips

Friday, June 2, 2017 11:57 am

Clips of Bates Commencement 2017, including grads receiving diplomas, honorary degree presentations, and the Commencement address by Geoffrey Canada.

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Bates in the News: June 2, 2017

Friday, June 2, 2017 10:56 am

The Bates Campaign's $50 million gift goes national, glowing reviews for a new Elizabeth Strout '77 novel, and Patrick Dempsey at Commencement.

The graduating Class of 2017 completed their Senior Gift effort with 75 percent participation. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Slideshow: Bates Commencement moments, from Midnight Madness to huge hugs

Thursday, June 1, 2017 10:32 am

We start on Mount David during the waning minutes of Midnight Madness and end with congratulations from family, professors, faculty, and friends.

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Video: Into the college vault to secure the Bates mace for Commencement

Friday, May 26, 2017 12:17 pm

This morning, we followed the Facilities Services staff as they headed into the college vault to secure the mace for Commencement on Sunday,

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Video: Hear nine ‘Voices from the Class of 2017’

Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:45 pm

Here's our collection "Voices from the Class of 2017," a series of brief video portraits of nine seniors set to graduate on Sunday.

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‘Follow your passion’ is bunk advice. Learn why

Thursday, May 25, 2017 1:59 pm

Rebecca Fraser-Thill offers advice to grads and students from her expert perspective as director of program design for Purposeful Work at Bates.

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Compare the look of 10 Bates places in winter (snow!) and right now (green!)

Monday, May 22, 2017 5:21 pm

Here’s an interactive look comparing the look of 10 Bates places in the depths of winter and again this week.

In New York, President Spencer joins Bryant Gumbel '70 for the second major announcement of the evening, a $50 million gift from "two impossibly generous friends of Bates," Michael '80 and Alison Grott Bonney '80. (Matthew Carasella Photography for Bates College)
Slideshow: The scenes (and behind the scenes) of The Bates Campaign’s launch in Boston and NYC

Thursday, May 18, 2017 4:42 pm

Here's a look at this week's record-setting launch events at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts and at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.

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Historic $300 million Bates Campaign has a singular aim: to ‘secure what is best and most distinctive about Bates’

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 7:00 pm

The five-year Bates Campaign seeks to strengthen the college’s endowment by $160 million, more than half of the campaign's $300 million goal.

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Q&A: Gratitude, confidence, and optimism inspire Mike and Alison Bonney’s $50 million gift to Bates

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 6:00 pm

Supporting the investment in STEM facilities at Bates, the gift underscores the Bonneys' trust in Bates to "adapt, thrive, and continue to prepare our students and graduates."

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