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
President Spencer: ‘The Bates community remains connected and strong’

Monday, March 23, 2020 4:53 pm

In a message to Bates students and families as remote classes resume, President Clayton Spencer notes that as we face uncertainty, worry, and dislocation, we are also having a shared experience that "offers opportunities for growth, purpose, and generosity."

Picture story: A community rallies as students depart campus

Monday, March 23, 2020 12:18 pm

Compelling and poignant photography by Phyllis Graber Jensen captures a historic community effort to support students leaving campus due to the COVID-19 crisis.

From Bates history: 32 Bates women who inspire, give hope, and make us proud

Friday, March 20, 2020 1:17 pm

Here's an inspiring catalog of accomplished and pioneering Bates women from the first century of the college — writers, scientists, artists, social-justice activists, doctors, academics, and a Marine.

COVID-19 announcement: Bates moves to remote learning March 23

Friday, March 13, 2020 11:27 am

Due to COVID-19, Bates will suspend classes at the end of the day today, March 13, and resume classes through remote learning on Monday, March 23, announced President Clayton Spencer.

The case of the missing buds in the Library’s Lost & Found, March 11, 2020

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:49 pm

“I think I’m on the phone with someone’s mom,” said a wide-eyed Jaimin Keliihoomalu ’21 of Kapolei, Hawaii, thus beginning the case of the lost Bluetooth ear buds.

This Month in Bates Outing Club History: Video from the 1936 Winter Carnival

Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:19 pm

If a sporting event could be done on bare ground, Bates students were probably trying it on skis, skates, and snowshoes during Winter Carnival.

Beyond ‘founded by abolitionists’: Students and faculty undertake a more inclusive examination of Bates’ founding story

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:07 pm

Ongoing research by Bates faculty and students into the college’s early connection to the U.S. slave economy seeks to add long-silenced voices to the college’s founding narrative.

Olin Arts CenterPamela Johnson and senior art thesis students will be wrapping up a writing assignment. They then disperse to work in their Olin studios.
Multimedia: Three days with art and artists, music and musicians in Olin Arts Center

Thursday, February 13, 2020 3:05 pm

Bates photographers and writers share what they saw and heard in from students and professors in the college's arts center during three days in February.

Video: 45 girls, 25 schools, one great day to be a Bobcat

Thursday, February 13, 2020 12:37 pm

Offering lessons about the fun and empowerment of sports, Bobcats from the college's women's teams hosted a free clinic for local schoolgirls for National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

Taxing e-cigarettes may push vapers to conventional cigarettes, says Bates economist Nathan Tefft

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:21 pm

A study coauthored by Associate Professor of Economics Nathan Tefft finds that attempts to cut vaping by raising taxes on e-cigarettes may push users toward conventional, and many would say far more deadly, tobacco cigarettes.

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