Jay Burns

Jay is editor of Bates Magazine, editorial director for select Advancement and President’s Office projects and editor of BatesNews.

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Video: Into the college vault to secure the Bates mace for Commencement

Friday, May 26, 2017 12:17 pm

This morning, we followed the Facilities Services staff as they headed into the college vault to secure the mace for Commencement on Sunday,

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Video: Hear nine ‘Voices from the Class of 2017’

Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:45 pm

Here's our collection "Voices from the Class of 2017," a series of brief video portraits of nine seniors set to graduate on Sunday.

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‘Follow your passion’ is bunk advice. Learn why

Thursday, May 25, 2017 1:59 pm

Rebecca Fraser-Thill offers advice to grads and students from her expert perspective as director of program design for Purposeful Work at Bates.

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Compare the look of 10 Bates places in winter (snow!) and right now (green!)

Monday, May 22, 2017 5:21 pm

Here’s an interactive look comparing the look of 10 Bates places in the depths of winter and again this week.

In New York, President Spencer joins Bryant Gumbel '70 for the second major announcement of the evening, a $50 million gift from "two impossibly generous friends of Bates," Michael '80 and Alison Grott Bonney '80. (Matthew Carasella Photography for Bates College)
Slideshow: The scenes (and behind the scenes) of The Bates Campaign’s launch in Boston and NYC

Thursday, May 18, 2017 4:42 pm

Here's a look at this week's record-setting launch events at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts and at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.

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Historic $300 million Bates Campaign has a singular aim: to ‘secure what is best and most distinctive about Bates’

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 7:00 pm

The five-year Bates Campaign seeks to strengthen the college’s endowment by $160 million, more than half of the campaign's $300 million goal.

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Q&A: Gratitude, confidence, and optimism inspire Mike and Alison Bonney’s $50 million gift to Bates

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 6:00 pm

Supporting the investment in STEM facilities at Bates, the gift underscores the Bonneys' trust in Bates to "adapt, thrive, and continue to prepare our students and graduates."

Gifts from the Friends of Athletics exceeded $609,000 to strengthen the experience of Bobcat athletes. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Livestream: NCAA men’s lax on Saturday, NESCAC baseball today

Friday, May 12, 2017 1:23 pm

Tourney time! Watch the Bates–Amherst NCAA men's lax game at 1 p.m. Saturday, and the Bates–Middlebury NESCAC baseball game at 3 p.m. today.

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How did Ed Muskie ’36 get baseballs signed by the Yankees, Giants, and Dodgers?

Friday, May 5, 2017 8:00 am

The signed baseballs include Hall of Fame signatures of Jackie Robinson, Yogi Berra, and Mickey Mantle.

Associate Professor of Politics Stephen Engel places his hand over his heart as the Manic Optimists sing the national anthem in Memorial Commons. Dressed as a Supreme Court justice, Engel swore in the new U.S. president, Gabriel Nott '17, who then delivered his vision for America in his inaugural address. It was all the culmination of the mock presidential election for the course “Presidential Campaign Rhetoric." (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Bates in the News: April 14, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:59 pm

Newsmakers talk about rural education (it's not only about white Americans) and the Senate and the filibuster; plus two alumni innovators in the financial world.

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