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
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Picture story: Sally Ceesay is in a sophomore jump

Friday, May 6, 2016 10:50 am

Featuring images of an All-American at work, play, and study, here's a story of biochemistry major Sally Ceesay ’18, the college's best-ever triple jumper.

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Student laundry in the 1950s by mail, male, or the Hobby Shoppe

Friday, May 6, 2016 10:37 am

Students used mailable laundry packs, a nearby store's machines, or a Lewiston-Auburn service run on campus by students — who had to deal with deadbeat clients.

This detail of the bluejay plate from The Birds of America  shows what Audubon called the  "rogues" and "deceivers" of the bird world.
Video: Audubon’s ‘Birds of America’ lands at the Bates library

Friday, April 29, 2016 11:53 am

Known as the "Bien" edition, the volume is huge — 57 pounds, with each page measuring 39 1/8 inches by 26 1/8 inches. Its Bates provenance is equally outsized.

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At Emerge, students learn film business ‘by seeing it in action’

Friday, April 29, 2016 10:48 am

Like much of Bates' engagement with Lewiston-Auburn, the college's sponsorship of this fast-growing festival is a two-way street.

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Bates Magazine: Spring 2016 flip issue

Friday, April 22, 2016 12:45 pm

The spring print issue has been out for a few weeks, but if your dog ate your copy, there's always this online flip version.

Co-captains Naso, Conover, Taylor, and Wettstein join Steenstra for a turn at the shovels.
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Boathouse groundbreaking culminates Bates rowing’s winning day

Thursday, April 21, 2016 6:22 pm

“What a great way to spend a gorgeous Sunday,” said President Clayton Spencer of the events at the Bates rowing facility on the Androscoggin River in Greene.

The postman doesn't not right for the mailboxes in Chase Hall. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
Bates in the News: April 8, 2016

Thursday, April 7, 2016 1:45 pm

A Bates professor says public schools have a mass-incarceration mindset, plus Bates admission in TIME magazine and Bates mailboxes in The Boston Globe.

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Picture story: Bobcats in the mist practice ultimate frisbee beneath the Garcelon lights

Friday, April 1, 2016 10:49 am

Learn some Bates frisbee lore and see images of the Bates ultimate team, Orange Whip, practicing on a misty March night.

Julia Sleeper '08 (right), co-founder and executive director of Tree Street Youth, speaks with  Lewiston High student Binto Matan and Gene Geiger, whose family announced a major gift on March 16 to support Tree Street's expansion. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Bates in the News: March 25, 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016 9:08 am

In Harvard Business Review, tips to create a more candid workplace; methane discovery in the Arctic; and an alumni-founded Lewiston youth center expands.

Emmanuel Toroitich '15 of Eldoret, Kenya, explains to a visitor his research into phenylpropanoid glycosides during the 2015 Mount David Summit at Bates College. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
At the annual Mount David Summit, it’s time to get smart, if you dare

Thursday, March 24, 2016 2:50 pm

More than 380 students will participate in this year's Mount David Summit, Bates College's annual celebration of student academic achievement, on April 1.

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