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
After a mild December, the first cold snap of the winter season helps to make Lake Andrews for Bobcats and all other creatures to join the Puddle Jump on Jan. 22. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
NESCAC Chill Poll for Jan. 7, 2016: Did topsy-turvy temps create an upset winner?

Thursday, January 7, 2016 2:33 pm

We anticipated a longshot to kick off the NESCAC Chill Poll season, but keep cooly cool, boy: The familiar Snow Misers of the CBB ruled.

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What’s in a Bates name: Mount David

Friday, December 18, 2015 9:35 am

While the campus hill, Mount David, rises just 381 feet, the family name looms tall in Bates history.

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Slideshow: Balmy Bates in December prompts the question, what’s up?

Thursday, December 17, 2015 4:18 pm

Photographs show a snowbound Bates two years ago and a verdant campus now. Is it time to say hello to El Nino?

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Vintage avian exhibit is a feather in Carnegie Hall’s cap

Thursday, December 17, 2015 2:21 pm

We’re in Carnegie Science Hall, peering into a display case of old stuffed birds and learning something new.

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Bates in the News: Dec. 11, 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015 4:40 pm

Professor Rebecca Herzig's book Plucked named an Economist best of 2015; The Simpsons teases Bates (and vice versa); and Bloomberg Business looks to Ben Ayers '99 for a better way to help Nepal.

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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