Jay Burns

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

Stories by Jay Burns
NESCAC Chill Poll for Jan. 12, 2022: Oh, what might have been!

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 8:44 am

Bates eked out a victory in this week's NESCAC Chill Poll, our occasional survey of the coldest campuses in the 'Cac on chilly winter nights. But oh, what might have been!

19 items in the Bates library’s lost and found on Dec. 6, 2021

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 2:34 pm

It’s finals week, and we think students are foregoing routine tasks like...

Read real cases of the Spanish Inquisition on a unique Bates website

Thursday, December 2, 2021 2:21 pm

Read real cases of the Spanish Inquisition, and see images of original documents, including the inquisition a Mexican silversmith accused of wearing unsensible shoes.

In an effort spearheaded by Bates Democrats, Bates Republicans, and the Harward Center for Community Partnerships, Bates students led a bipartisan effort to get out the vote. Volunteers led walking groups from Commons on the hour and every 15 minutes during peak times to the Lewiston Armory on Central Avenue.In red blazer, Maya Seshan '20 , president of Bates Democrats, of Wilton, Conn.
Bates gains national recognition for student voting turnout

Thursday, November 18, 2021 4:18 pm

With 85 percent of eligible students heading to the polls in 2020, Bates was recognized for having one of the highest voting rates in the nation.

Bates in the News: Nov. 11, 2021

Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:43 am

The news media far and wide cover a trio of Bates "brides" hitting the road, a new novel by Liz Strout '77, and the troubling connection between existential risk and eugenics.

Video: It’s go time for the Bates ginkgo tree

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 3:54 pm

“I had a feeling that today would be the day,” said Emma Christman ’22, a biology and geology double major who stopped to watch the ginkgo’s bright yellow leaves cascade to the ground. “It’s cold enough.”

Then and Now: A photo tour around the Bates Quad

Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:57 pm

Once around the Quad, shall we? Here’s an interactive look at historical images of Bates buildings around the Historic Quad paired with images taken this week.

Fran K.? Frank? Signature mystery answered…by Frank himself

Friday, October 29, 2021 12:21 pm

"Yes, that’s my name,” said the man on the other end of the phone. “But I didn’t write it.” We were getting so close to solving the "Fran K. / Frank" signature mystery.

Nathan Pulsifer, Bates Class of 1899, ‘ornament of the great profession of baseball’

Thursday, October 28, 2021 3:43 pm

Nate Pulsifer, Class of 1899, was one of the great two-sport athletes in Bates history — and inspired a character in a Jack Kerouac novel.

What’s in a Lewiston Name: Thorne

Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:20 pm

The name "Thorne" goes deep into Lewiston history, providing half the name of the nearby Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary.

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