As the editorial director for the Bates Communications Office, Jay guides Bates Magazine and BatesNews.
Stories by Jay Burns
Friday, September 24, 2021 2:29 pm
Beards, mustaches, and sideburns were all the rage at Bates in the late 1800s.
Friday, September 24, 2021 12:25 pm
An alumnus explains the push to exonerate one last Salem witch, and a professor shares his fright (and bias) during a post-9/11 flight.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 2:10 pm
On its fourth anniversary, the Diverse BookFinder is expanding to help educators use picture books to engage children in cross-cultural conversations built around curiosity, compassion, and understanding.
Thursday, September 9, 2021 11:51 am
When Peter Goodrich ’89 died on Sept. 11, 2001, grief enshrouded his family and his Bates friends. Twenty years later, love has persevered, providing a path forward to honor his legacy at Bates.
Friday, September 3, 2021 11:53 am
Convocation and Commencement bookend the year with a similar look and feel. Similar, too, in offering sound advice, useful to far more than first years.
Friday, August 20, 2021 11:50 am
With the Class of 2025 on the college’s doorstep, Dean of Admission Leigh Weisenburger talks about the implications of successfully recruiting and enrolling a new Bates class without ever leaving home.
Friday, August 20, 2021 11:03 am
Shortly after the Bobcat Den reopened after its 516-day closure due to the pandemic, 97-year-old Ralph Sylvester ‘50 arrived for breakfast.
Friday, August 13, 2021 12:18 pm
Welcome to the first edition of BatesNews for 2021–22. Here's what we're all about.
Friday, August 13, 2021 10:47 am
This occasional BatesNews feature explores the stories, facts, and figments behind common place names in the Lewiston-Auburn area.
Thursday, August 12, 2021 2:43 pm
An alum-founded Lewiston nonprofit celebrates 10 years, a professor explains the rise of the celebrity political candidate, and the media honors the memory of a trailblazing Black alumna.