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
Schippers works with HappyFunCorp staffers, including account executive Matthew Perejda '14. (Phyllis Graber Jensen)
Bates in the News: Dec. 4, 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015 9:56 am

Ben Schippers '04 named a rising-star CEO; a tribute to Jack Sandler '02 from his Bates lacrosse coach; and Dana Professor of Chemistry Glen Lawson has a hand in a virus breakthrough.

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Video: Walk-on Allen Sumrall ’16 heads to the NCAA cross country meet as Bates’ best

Friday, November 20, 2015 12:08 pm

Allen Sumrall '16 came across the country for academics, not cross country. Four years later, the walk-on from New Mexico is a politics honors candidate — and running in the NCAA championships as Bates' best.

Krims hits the runway wearing Tejada's design, featuring magazines, aluminum cans, videotape, and cardboard. "If Barbarella and Madonna had a child, this would be her," said Tejada. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Slideshow: Trashion Show proves that your trash is another’s fashion treasure

Thursday, November 19, 2015 7:16 pm

The annual Trashion Show once again featured wearable runway designs made from recycled stuff, including one outfit inspired by Barbarella and Madonna.

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27 of the best thank-yous from Bates senior theses through the years

Thursday, November 19, 2015 8:37 am

This being Thanksgiving Week, here are the best — the most distinctive, unusual, and quirky — thank-yous offered by generations of weary, yet grateful, seniors.

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Judith Magyar Isaacson ’65, LL.D. ’94, dies at age 90

Thursday, November 12, 2015 12:27 pm

She was an educator, author, champion of equal opportunity for women, and a human-rights advocate whose passion was forged by her experiences in the Holocaust.

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As Bates-hosted C3 summit starts, Crystal Williams speaks to the imperative to diversify faculty at U.S. colleges

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 5:57 pm

When students learn from faculty who are from many backgrounds, it "opens all students to the idea of possibility — both for themselves and for others," Williams says.

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Join the Great Bates-Bowdoin Football Fantasy Pool (2015 edition)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 3:09 pm

Join the fun on CBB Championship day with the Great Bates-Bowdoin Football Fantasy Pool. Football knowledge optional!

For the legions of students who have worked for her in the College Store, Sarah Potter '77 and her staff have helped to give a sense of normalcy amid their intense, day-to-day academic lives. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Retirement of Sarah Potter ’77, bookstore director who also teaches virtues ‘hard work and thoughtfulness’

Friday, October 23, 2015 10:33 am

Sarah Potter '77, who retires Oct. 30 after 35 years as director of the College Store, provided a "sense of normalcy" for the legions and generations of student workers in the store.

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Thomas Sacchetti '16 of Princeton, N.J, a physics and math major who loves hot sauce on his chicken sandwich, He is wearing a shirt representing his favorite soccer team while studying abroad in Madrid.

Theriault speaks with Sean Lovett '18 of Groveland, Mass., at the Bobcat Bar where Lovett has chosen Alabama white barbecue and shepherd's pie.
Seven dining lessons from seven years of ‘new’ Bates Commons

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 5:10 pm

By opening the "new" Commons seven years ago, Bates leveraged traditional qualities of community, sustainability, and excellence in its dining operation.

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Robbins ’11 is lead author of landmark paper on asexual coming-out experience

Friday, October 16, 2015 11:46 am

What started as a way for Nicolette Robbins ’11 to spend her final Short Term has become groundbreaking research on what it’s like to come out as an asexual person.

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