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
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.

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?

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.

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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