Jay Burns

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

Stories by Jay Burns
From Bates History: Pin, picture, fob, and trophy

Friday, June 24, 2022 4:03 pm

Here are a few items from the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library and elsewhere.

What’s in a Name: Montello

Friday, June 17, 2022 4:12 pm

A residential area just north of campus, Montello is the name of a street, a rise of land familiar to generations of Bates joggers, and once home to two commercial mineral springs.

Puerto Rican Wedding, East Harlem, 1970(Camilo J. Vergara, Camilo J. Vergara Photograph Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington https://www.loc.gov/item/2014648661/.
A 50th Reunion alumnus recalls a seminal Short Term trip to East Harlem in 1970

Friday, June 10, 2022 10:03 am

Mac Herrling '72 recalls one of the first off-campus Short Term courses,  which traveled to East Harlem under a young religion professor, Garvey MacLean '57, to explore the possibilities of Love in Action.

‘Be someone who builds trust,’ Dr. Nirav Shah tells seniors at 156th Bates College Commencement

Sunday, May 29, 2022 2:09 pm

“We treat those with different beliefs not just as incorrect, but as ignorant," said Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and a luminary in the state’s COVID-19 response. "Don't do that," he told the seniors. Instead, "be someone who builds trust."

Video: Class of 2022 arrives for their class photo at Garcelon

Friday, May 27, 2022 3:49 pm

The Class of 2022 gathered this morning for their senior photo at Garcelon Field. Aside from a round of good-humored booing, all went well.

A science first: Bates physicist Nathan Lundblad leads research to create ultracold atomic bubbles in space

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 1:45 pm

The prestigious journal Nature has published research by Lundblad, a professor of physics, and his coauthors on their history-making research aboard the International Space Station.

When ‘The Birth of a Nation’ came to Lewiston and struck fear in a young Benjamin Mays

Thursday, April 28, 2022 5:06 pm

On this weekend in 1919, Benjamin Mays and Bates friends went to see a movie in Lewiston. Afterwards, they ran back to campus, fearing for their safety. Professor Charles Nero helps explain what happened.

Video: Watch Bobcats have a ball at their softball photo session

Thursday, April 7, 2022 5:07 pm

Give Bates students a few props — say, bright yellow softballs and multicolored bats — and they’ll find a way to transform a routine team photo session into an afternoon of improv.

10 favorite videos showing feisty bobcats vs. all comers

Thursday, March 10, 2022 12:39 pm

From a pool of 8,273 applications — the largest in Bates history...

George L. Wigton, legendary and influential Bates coach of ‘impeccable integrity and perspective,’ dies at age 93

Friday, March 4, 2022 11:12 am

Wigton, a legendary and influential Bates head coach of “impeccable integrity and perspective” across four varsity sports, died March 1, 2022, at age 93.

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