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 Women's Ultimate Frisbee team practices on the Bardwell Street field.Known as Cold Front, the Bates women’s Ultimate team competes in the Division III College Championships.From Josie Gillett:Coldfront, the Bates Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team, is excited to have qualified for the Division III National Championship for the third time in team history! Coldfront is one of 16 women’s teams that qualified, and we will be headed to Rockford, Illinois, for the weekend of May 19–20 to play against the best of the best.Coldfront is a young team with a lot of grit and heart, and we strive to embody a core value of Ultimate Frisbee: the spirit of the game. Coaches Mohdis Baker ’14 and Chase Baker each bring a decade of experience in the Maine Ultimate programs to assist us in reaching our fullest potential.This year has been incredible for Coldfront. We have been pouring our hearts into this season: waking up for early morning track workouts, practicing until 11 p.m. out in the snowy Maine winters, and crafting new ways to bring positive energy to our team on and off the field. Our hard work has paid off! We have a record of 19-1 and are moving on to nationals as the number two seed. check out this sick highlight vid of us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=158O7IVK3uw
Video: Josie Gillett ’19, the ‘future’ of women’s ultimate, arrives now

Friday, May 17, 2019 10:00 am

Gillett got a prophetic team nickname when she joined the Bates women's club team as a first-year: "Future."

Video: How Sarah Rothmann ’19 learned to take a ‘step beyond’

Thursday, May 16, 2019 4:41 pm

“I just didn’t want to take any risks,” recalls Rothmann of her first-year mindset. But that sure has changed.

Items from the Bates artifacts collection, 1860s to 2011.See: bates.edu/muskie-archives/EADFindingAids/MC098.htmlIncluding: peace pipe used during class day; banners;Cornet used by Levi Washington Ballard who organized the Maine State Seminary Band; conk found by Outing Club; Paperweight with drawing of a scene from Bates vs Bowdoin football game of Oct. 29, 1898 showing William A. Saunders '99 with the ball and a score of Bates 6 and Bowdoin; nurse pin; shaving set; white cane used by President Phillips.
From the Archives: Tree conk, peace pipe, and football paperweight

Friday, May 3, 2019 11:30 am

From a paperweight inspired by a big Bates win to a peace pipe that raises questions, here are a few items from the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library.

Men’s hockey team returns from student-organized China tournament

Friday, April 26, 2019 12:13 pm

Co-captain Bob Xu '19 of Beijing helped pave the way for the men's hockey team's appearance in a China tourney — one that Xu himself helped organize.

Video: Texas teen’s Vietnam tribute honors memory of David Nash ’68

Thursday, April 25, 2019 2:45 pm

Texas teen Annakate Kelley's video tribute to David Nash '68 catalyzes conversation and memory-sharing 50 years after his death in Vietnam.

Picture story: Full-court fun for faculty, staff, and student hoopsters

Friday, April 12, 2019 12:02 pm

What a way to end the semester: a spirited game of Alumni Gym hoops among professors, students, and staff — including Dean Reese and President Spencer.

“It was rewarding to start as a kind of blank slate and work my way to where I am now.”.— Ben Lyons ’19, an economics major from San Rafael, Calif., posing in front of the dramatic Nasdaq MarketSite overlooking New York City’s Times Square..Lyons is concluding a 10-week Purposeful Work internship at Nasdaq Private Market with the company’s head, Eric Folkemer ’02..Working on a long-term project under the guidance of Nasdaq Private Market staff, Lyons has gained practical understanding of data analysis, financial documents, and Nasdaq trading and technology. In the spirit of Purposeful Work, the experience has helped Lyons both explore and refine his interest in finance.
Bates-Gallup study finds ‘purpose gap’ between what college graduates seek and find in their work

Thursday, April 11, 2019 2:14 pm

The new study also suggests that Bates Purposeful Work offers ways that colleges and universities might better prepare students for the future of work.

Bates College Board of Trustees elects two new members

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 3:04 pm

Erica Stewart Bullard ’90 and Stacey Kelly P'21 have been elected to the Bates College Board of Trustees.

Tales of wayward trustees and lost telegrams from Bates’ founding trustee meeting

Thursday, April 4, 2019 4:38 pm

When you're launching a new college, as Oren Cheney was doing on this day in 1855, you sweat the details, you don’t suffer fools, and you watch your money.

Jennifer Doudna, pioneer and leading public voice of CRISPR gene-editing research, to deliver 2019 Commencement Address, joined by honorands Travis Mills and Megan Smith

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 9:12 am

An internationally renowned biochemist, Doudna is a leading public voice in the emerging discussion of the societal and ethical implications of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology.

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