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
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Celebrate Thoreau’s 200th birthday with a summer poem from a Bates author

Monday, July 10, 2017 12:13 pm

Chute's "Heat Wave in Concord" recreates a sizzling summer day in 1852 when Thoreau and a friend went on a "fluvial walk" in the Concord River.

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Here’s the 2017 Bates summer reading list, suggested by faculty, staff, and alumni

Friday, June 30, 2017 9:56 am

Ever wondered what's on the bedside tables of Bates folks? Wonder no more.

Bobcat Venture Pitch Competition judge Chris Barbin '93 gives first-place winner Ali Rabideau '17 of Natick, Mass., a $9,000 check for her pitch, Herban Works, a line of home products made from medicinal herbs and flowers by at-risk women of the Center for Wisdom's Women in Lewiston. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
The major Bates College stories of 2016–17

Friday, June 30, 2017 9:23 am

It was a year of never-befores and how-about-thats, with a few way-to-goes along the way.

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Crystal Williams appointed associate provost for diversity and inclusion at Boston University

Thursday, June 29, 2017 8:19 am

Since 2013, Williams has served as Bates’ chief diversity officer, associate vice president for strategic initiatives, and professor of English.

Near Flagstaff, N.M., in 2011, on his final Short Term trip to the U.S. Southwest, John Creasy poses next to examples of "volcaniclastic" rock that's been moved or affected by wind, water, or similar action. (Photograph by Dykstra Eusden '80)
John Creasy, who ushered in the thriving modern era for geology at Bates, dies at age 71

Monday, June 26, 2017 2:01 pm

“We were in awe of him, but his intensity was contagious. There was so much respect for him: I wanted to work my butt off to impress John, to achieve for John.”

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Slideshow: National Selfie Day lures the Bobcat from his den

Friday, June 23, 2017 12:48 pm

The Bates Bobcat was on the prowl Wednesday for selfie, not selfish, reasons.

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Q&A: Novelist Elizabeth Strout ’77 interviewed by President Spencer

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 11:09 am

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author talks about her approach to writing, being an English major at Bates, and how being a Mainer has given her the "opposite of a worldview."

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Slideshow: Reunion Alumni Parade, captured by Bates photographers

Thursday, June 15, 2017 1:26 pm

Photography by Phyllis Graber Jensen and Rene Roy found all the 'Cats, kids, dogs, hugs, smiles, signs, and banners of the great parade.

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Completed lives: the 2017 Bates Alumni Memorial Service program

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 3:04 pm

The program for the Alumni Memorial Service, held during Reunion, includes the names of Bates people who have died during the year.

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Video: The Alumni Parade is about ‘jumping right back into Bates’

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 2:27 pm

"This is surreal," said Ben Hughes ’12, "like five years didn't happen. And I imagine that's the way the Class of 1957 feels, too."

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