Jay Burns

As the editorial director for the Bates Communications Office, Jay guides Bates Magazine and BatesNews.

Stories by Jay Burns
26 items (plus two from Commons) in the Bates library’s lost and found on June 26, 2024

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 12:38 pm

As the days get warmer, the learners at Bates get younger and older. And what they have in common with Bates students? They lose things.

NESCAC Heat Poll: June 18–20, 2024

Thursday, June 20, 2024 2:56 pm

Lyrically and meteorologically, the late Glenn Frey hinted as what causes a heat wave with his 1984 hit, "The Heat Is On." Here's our list of the hottest colleges in NESCAC this week.

‘What’s an ivy stone?’ 50 years later, the Class of 1974 joins a Bates tradition

Friday, June 14, 2024 11:01 am

The Class of 1974, launched from Bates into a sea of American malaise in the mid-1970s, would, 50 years later, strive for something of their own for their long-postponed ivy stone. 

Basking turtles, annoyed birds, 16 animals you might meet at Lake Andrews

Thursday, June 6, 2024 12:57 pm

Whether you’re an alum here for Reunion weekend, or a daily Puddle walker, here are 15 animals we’ve seen at Lake Andrews recently and over the years — and that you might see when you swing by the popular Bates pond.

Video: At this Bates baking event, you judge a book by its edible

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 1:17 pm

In terms of its name, the Edible Books Festival doesn’t mince words: It invites the Bates community to bake and cook dishes that play off the title or theme of a well-known book.

Picture Story: Baccalaureate 2024, and a Bates class that found its common humanity

Friday, May 31, 2024 12:33 pm

This immersive photographic display captures Bates' distinctive Baccalaureate Service. Far from serious or somber, it is a "celebration that is particular to each graduating class," said President Garry W. Jenkins.

Predictions (accurate and not), Catfacts, and photos from milestone Bates Commencements

Thursday, May 23, 2024 3:06 pm

As the Class of 2024 gets ready for Commencement on May 26, here's a look back at some milestone Commencements through the years.

Bates physics professor’s research in ‘Nature’ redefines understanding of solar activity

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 12:13 pm

Co-authored by Associate Professor of Physics Jeffrey Oishi, the cover research article in the scientific journal Nature published today upends decades-old beliefs about the sun and solar phenomena that first captivated Galileo more than 400 years ago.

Video: 10 cheerful, tearful, and inspirational moments from President Jenkins’ inaugural address

Friday, May 10, 2024 9:48 am

President Garry W. Jenkins' inaugural address took his audience through a range of shared emotions. Of the many moving moments in the speech, here are 10.

70 years after his Bates honorary degree, William Grant Still ‘returns’ for inauguration

Thursday, May 2, 2024 11:40 am

Still, who received an honorary degree from Bates 70 years ago and whose music will be performed May 4 during the installation of Bates President Jenkins, was known as the dean of African American composers.

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