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
College search advice, practical and heartening, from Bates admission experts

Friday, June 15, 2018 10:43 am

From big-picture goal setting to the do's and don'ts of the college essay, three Bates experts offer advice for the college search.

Video: A student’s love letter to Short Term

Friday, June 8, 2018 1:27 pm

In a short film, Durotimi Akinkugbe '18 shares the myriad ways that Short Term delights the collective Bates soul.

Theodore Walther, a Bates ‘professor and friend’ for parts of six decades, dies at age 88

Thursday, June 7, 2018 2:21 pm

Walther traversed his long tenure with a New Yorker’s bemusement, leavened by a Navy sailor’s equanimity and undergirded by devotion to his students.

Video: Bates women’s rowing brings home the gold(s)

Friday, June 1, 2018 12:37 pm

The Bobcat women's rowing team defended its NCAA rowing title last weekend, and the first varsity eight made its own Bates history.

Video: These 13 grads are what they wear at Commencement

Friday, June 1, 2018 11:22 am

A hand-made corsage. A thrift-shop dress found in Scotland during Short Term. An Eagle Scout medal. These seniors' Commencement accessories tell us who they are.

Video: 2018 Bates Commencement

Sunday, May 27, 2018 2:09 pm

The video includes awarding of honorary degrees, the Commencement address by Bryan Stevenson, and conferral of degrees to 474 graduates.

At Commencement, the ‘Depew decade’ at Bates draws to a close

Friday, May 25, 2018 10:46 am

At Commencement, the last of four Depew siblings graduates from Bates. For their parents, it's a bittersweet time.

Cheer the Chairs: Nancy Koven appointed to new Kelsey Professorship

Thursday, May 24, 2018 5:26 pm

The new professorship honors "one of the most transformative professors to ever teach at Bates," says Nancy Koven.

Bates announces veterans’ recognition at the college

Friday, May 18, 2018 1:34 pm

Bates plans to create a public space on campus to recognize the service and sacrifice of the college's military veterans and to invite reflection on the broader implications of war.

Watch the ‘power of Bates science’ rocket into space Monday morning at 4:39 a.m.

Friday, May 18, 2018 8:43 am

Monday's launch takes a Bates physics experiment to the International Space Station. For one alumnus, it's "all about the power of science at Bates."

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