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 dedicates Traquina Boathouse, culminating $2.7 million giving effort

Friday, October 12, 2018 10:23 am

“The Traquina name represents incredible dedication by a Bates family to our college and our rowing program,” President Clayton Spencer said.

Veterans’ recognition project update

Friday, October 12, 2018 8:16 am

An update on the veterans' recognition project at Bates and an invitation to share your perspective.

What’s in a Lewiston Name: Frye

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 3:22 pm

Home to cozy student houses, a hopping social scene, and the campus coffeehouse, Frye Street is named for an illustrious Lewiston family.

Bates announces $28 million in gifts in fiscal 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018 10:00 am

The $28 million total, for the giving year ending June 30, includes $10.87 million in endowment gifts. Giving to Bates has more than doubled since 2013.

$3 million gift endows Bates professorship in STEM equity and inclusion; April Hill named inaugural appointee

Friday, September 21, 2018 9:21 am

Hill is an eminent evolutionary developmental geneticist with a national reputation for dismantling barriers preventing students from thriving in STEM fields.

Seven Bates professors share topics and courses they’re excited to teach

Thursday, September 13, 2018 10:18 am

As Bates professors lined up for Convocation last week, they shared the courses and topics they're excited to teach.

Convocation 2018 remarks: President Clayton Spencer

Friday, September 7, 2018 12:16 pm

President Spencer considers the famous phrase "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Is it false hope? Or a call to action?

It’s 1948, and Bates students (and a future president) are in Vogue, Mademoiselle, and Life

Friday, September 7, 2018 11:31 am

Bates students and a future U.S. president were once part of a national ad campaign to sell consumer textiles made by the Bates Manufacturing Co. of Lewiston.

What’s in a Lewiston Name: Pettengill (or Pettingill?)

Friday, August 31, 2018 7:38 am

Here’s your guide to all names Pettengill and Pettingill, a Bates building, street, and park.

Slideshow: Hour by hour on Opening Day for the Bates Class of 2022

Thursday, August 30, 2018 10:09 am

Dropping a child off at college, said a new Bates parent, is a unique feeling: "so happy and so sad at the same time — and so proud."

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