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
Bates in the News: April 14, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:59 pm

Newsmakers talk about rural education (it's not only about white Americans) and the Senate and the filibuster; plus two alumni innovators in the financial world.

Student’s social-enterprise pitch wins $9K Bobcat Ventures competition

Friday, April 7, 2017 10:28 am

The pitch grew from a summer job: helping a Lewiston nonprofit make some money growing and selling products made from medicinal herbs and flowers.

Economist Michael Murray wins 2017 Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching

Friday, April 7, 2017 10:06 am

The real-world power of economist Michael Murray’s teaching is on display everywhere his former students go. Here's an example.

Stories, photos, video from Mount David Summit 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017 8:22 am

Enjoy this look back at the 2017 Mount David Summit, the college's premiere showcase of student research and academic work.

Bates wins 2017 North American Women’s Debating Championship

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 3:34 pm

The Bates debate team of Abby Westberry ’19 of Readfield, Maine, and...

What do we know about Bates’ first Irish-born graduate?

Friday, March 17, 2017 12:22 pm

Dennis Joseph Callahan, Class of 1876, was born in Bishopstown, Ireland, on Christmas Day in 1852.

What I Mean When I Say: ‘Agency,’ with Emily Kane

Thursday, March 16, 2017 11:57 am

For Professor of Sociology Emily Kane, the word "agency" frequently describes not a place but a state of being.

Bates in the News: March 10, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:51 pm

The media explain why pot is legal in Maine yet illegal at colleges like Bates, and why Bates is a case study of why a biofuel company might expand to Maine.

A five-snowstorm week at Bates? Snow problem! Just take a look

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 5:43 pm

Here are some scenes and sounds from campus as winter delivered a one-two-three-four-five punch.

Microsoft’s Susan Dumais ’75: New technology can come from old ideas

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:24 pm

Some ideas that work today, like voice recognition, have a long history of not working, says Dumais, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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