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
The Bates Forest is a story of bad luck, high taxes, and the Great Depression

Friday, July 12, 2019 10:12 am

A century ago, Bates' solid plan to own a southern Maine forest and run a forestry program became a "hopeless undertaking."

My first job: summer cop in Lewiston in 1972

Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:58 am

For Mac Herrling '72, working as a summer Lewiston cop seemed like a good way to get a clue about life beyond campus.

Bates alumni Elizabeth Merrill '00 and Lawson Rudasill '00 were married in the Bates College Chapel, with a "first look" and Ketubah (marriage contract) signing at Lake Andrews, followed by a cocktail hour in Commons' Fireplace Lounge, and a reception in Pettengill Hall's Perry Atrium.The ceremony officiants were Cynthia Link '00 and Ed Pauker '00.
The 10 most-viewed Bates News stories of the 2019 academic year

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:40 pm

As the college year ticks down, here are the 10 Bates News stories, from last August to now, with the most page views.

Video: Behind the scenes of Bates’ third straight NCAA rowing championship

Friday, June 14, 2019 11:22 am

“As soon as we’re ahead, I know that nothing can stop us," says co-captain Sophie Claus ‘19.

Video: Joyce Vance ’82 vs. Rep. Ben Cline ’94 in House testimony

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:36 am

It's hardly unique for a Congressman to challenge an expert during a committee hearing. But it might be unique when they're both Bates alumni.

Bates women’s rowing wins 2019 NCAA Championship

Friday, June 7, 2019 12:57 pm

The title is Bates' third consecutive and fourth in the past five years. "I'm so proud to be a part of this team," says co-captain Sophie Claus '19. "There are so many people back home and here supporting us. It's an incredible feeling."

21 years later, a Bates father and soon-to-graduate son re-enact a favorite family photo

Friday, May 31, 2019 10:25 am

Twenty-one years later, on the eve of Commencement, a Bates father and son re-enact a favorite family photo from October 1998.

What to expect when you’re expecting Commencement 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019 11:40 am

Class of 2019 by the numbers, historical Commencement facts, and livestream information for Sunday's big event.

O’Shea, Maggie SFS Cambodia Fall 2018 This is a photograph from the streets of Siem Reap (our home base!) in which someone left their coconut-filled bike parked outside a storefront.This photo was selected for the 2019 Barlow Off-Campus Photography Exhibition and shown at the 2019 Mount David Summit on March 29, 2019.
Slideshow: 14 images from the 2019 Barlow Off-Campus Photography Exhibition

Thursday, May 23, 2019 10:51 am

The annual Barlow exhibition gives students a chance to share with their friends, professors, and staff what they’ve seen and experienced abroad.

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."

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