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
Anton Kishon '37 demonstrates his hammer-throw form, c. 1935. Kishon won the hammer throw at the 1935 NCAA Track and Field Championships.
Video: 1935 NCAA hammer champ Anton Kishon ’37 shows his form

Friday, March 18, 2016 10:21 am

“I’d take him on the team right now," said Al Fereshetian, men's track and field coach, after seeing this archival clip of the famed Bates thrower.

Bates summer student researchers Jia Ahn-Pan '16 of Kuching, Malaysia (seated) and Akachukwu Obi '15 (right) of Nnewi, Nigeria, work under the guidance of Associate Professor of Chemistry Matt Cote in August 2015. A new grant from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation will support 15 new student researchers at Bates. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
New $270,000 grant will make the student summer research experience even better

Friday, March 11, 2016 1:16 pm

The grant from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation will fund 15 new student research positions in STEM fields while improving the overall summer research experience.

Nordic skier Sadie James '17 of Avon, Maine, prepares for the National Collegiate Men's and Women's Skiing Championships by working out on a SkiErg in Merrill Gym. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Video: Sadie James ’17 prepares for Nordic nationals

Friday, March 4, 2016 2:41 pm

How does a Nordic skier train for the NCAA meet when there's no snow nearby? Here's an inside look at James' training regimen.

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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.

This rendering depicts 65 Campus Ave. in the foreground, seen from the corner of Campus and Central avenues. 55 Campus is visible in the distance. (Ann Beha Architects)
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.

Brian McGrory ’84, editor of The Boston Globe,  students in a course on public opinion taught by John Baughman, associate professor of politics.
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.

A worker installs Cut'nWrap modular and removable insulating product on a hot-pipe components in a Bates mechanical room. (Photo courtesy of Auburn Manufacturing Co.)
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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