Jay Burns

Jay is editor of Bates Magazine, editorial director for select Advancement and President’s Office projects and editor of BatesNews.

Archive of Stories by Jay Burns
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Slideshow: 2015 Puddle Jump hits great heights

Monday, January 26, 2015 1:06 pm

The annual Puddle Jump, held on Jan. 23 as part of Winter...

From left, Mark Stevens '77, Scott Copeland '78, Chris Callahan '78, Lars Llorente '78, the founders of the Puddle Jump, prepare for the inaugural dip in 1975. Over the years, students slowly "migrated" the event away from March, when it was known as the the St. Patrick's Day Dip, to Winter Carnival week.
In 1975, four students leapt at the chance to create the Puddle Jump tradition

Thursday, January 22, 2015 12:49 pm

Today, Jan. 23, hundreds of Bates students will take turns making a quick dash onto and into Lake Andrews. Yep, the Puddle Jump is upon us.

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Bates in the News: Jan. 16, 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015 9:55 am

A regular sample of news stories about Bates and Bates people.

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Photographing MLK in 1964, George Conklin ’53 focused on the final frames

Thursday, January 15, 2015 1:02 pm

A beam of light illuminates King at the podium, as if conferring a celestial blessing.

With the cold comes moments of great beauty, too. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
NESCAC Chill Poll for Jan. 8, 2015: Who’s got the coldest campus in the ‘CAC?

Monday, January 12, 2015 11:55 am

During last week's Northeast cold snap, who had bragging rights as the coldest campus in the NESCAC?

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The 2014 White House holiday card features artwork by Emily Buchanan ’89

Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:31 pm

From a Bates perspective, the most intriguing part of the official White House holiday card is at the lower right.

A barber shaves a customer at Hotel de Gink, a hotel for the homeless in New York City, in 1915. Herzig's book notes that for Americans of means, "the advent of the bathroom facilitated shaving’s passage from the public barber shop to the private space of the home.... he labors of hair removal were newly individualized and concealed."
Pursuing the hirsute, Rebecca Herzig explores suffering, feminism and science through hair removal

Monday, December 8, 2014 3:42 pm

Herzig talked about her new book in a lecture marking her appointment as the Christian A. Johnson Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies,

Stacey Kabat '85 talks to students in a film criticism course taught by Jonathan Cavallero, assistant professor of rhetoric. She brought along her Academy Award because "it's fun to hold it, so I always feel like sharing." Students passed it around and, yes, it's heavy. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Neither naive nor cynical, Oscar winner Stacey Kabat ’85 reflects on her domestic-violence activism

Thursday, December 4, 2014 8:00 am

A national leader in the fight against domestic violence, Kabat won an Academy Award for the 1994 film "Defending Our Lives."

Chick Leahey (right) runs a bunting drill during an early spring practice in the Gray Athletic Building. (Photo courtesy of the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library)
As Chick Leahey’s jersey number is retired, 11 things to know about the great Bates coach and man

Friday, October 24, 2014 12:00 pm

At halftime of tomorrow's Homecoming football game, Bates will retire the No. 11 baseball jersey worn by William "Chick" Leahey ’52 during his 36 years as head coach.

Getting a letter was the big thing a generation or two ago. Now, it's packages, which is why Bates is phasing out its physical mailboxed by fall 2015. (Photograph courtesy of the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Blame the coffee cake? Once-enchanted student mailboxes face extinction

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:00 pm

Bates joins just a handful of U.S. colleges in eliminating physical mailboxes in favor of the one-stop, package-center approach.

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