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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John Gillespie ’80 elected next chair of the Bates College Board of Trustees

Friday, March 1, 2019 10:00 am

Gillespie, who has served as a trustee since 2004, succeeds Michael W. Bonney ’80, who retires from the board June 30 after nine years as chair.

Applications to Bates College set record for second consecutive year

Thursday, February 28, 2019 5:31 pm

For the incoming Class of 2023, Bates received a record-setting 8,222 applications, 7 percent ahead of last year’s total, also a Bates record.

Did you know: In 1922, Bates College founded the Maine high school basketball tournament

Thursday, February 28, 2019 3:03 pm

In 1922, Bates’ promotions-minded athletics director invited eight schoolboy teams to compete for the first statewide high school hoops title. And a tradition was born.

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Bates College ranks fourth in the nation in Fulbright U.S. Student awards

Friday, February 15, 2019 10:22 am

With 13 awards this academic year, Bates has now earned Fulbright Top Producer honors for eight straight years, including a No. 1 ranking in 2017-18.

Video: With low-fives and shoulder bumps, Bobcats thank professors

Thursday, February 14, 2019 4:40 pm

In a fun and heartfelt event before a recent men's basketball game, nine Bates faculty members were honored for “being instrumental in the success of Bobcat student-athletes.”

Video: Winter Carnival torch lighting returned today with Maine Gov. Janet Mills

Friday, February 8, 2019 12:26 pm

Earlier today, a 20th-century Bates Outing Club tradition was reignited when newly...

NESCAC Chill Poll for Jan. 31, 2019: The Polar Vortex edition

Friday, February 1, 2019 12:10 pm

Bates and NESCAC dodged the worst of the polar vortex cold (this time), but we're simpatico with our neighbors to the west.

Video: Behind the scenes for the Morehouse–Bates debate on MLK Day

Friday, January 25, 2019 12:21 pm

Each year, Morehouse and Bates debaters team up on MLK Day to honor Benjamin Mays, whose enduring influence is felt by Bates, Morehouse, and the nation.

From the Archives: Old hockey puck and horse-drawn mail delivery

Friday, January 25, 2019 10:42 am

Mail delivery by horse-drawn carriage, and the hockey puck from a 1927 game that was “fast and furious and marked by many swinging sticks.”

We heard these six social justice terms on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Bates

Thursday, January 24, 2019 11:34 am

Learn about these six terms: respectability politics, activism, intersectionality, decolonial feminism, allyship, and black formalism.

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