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
The top 5 Bates social media posts of 2018 from Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Friday, December 7, 2018 10:07 am

In 2018, Bates social media followers showed a lot of love for big events and great news, not to mention blazing orange maple trees in their autumnal glory.

8 reasons why Edmund Muskie ’36 was an amazing political candidate in 1968

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 3:37 pm

Fifty years ago, Edmund Muskie '36 ran one of the “exemplary national campaigns of modern times.”

Bates Magazine: Fall 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018 1:16 pm

The print version of the fall 2018 issue of Bates Magazine is now arriving at Bobcat dens near and far. Here's a flip version.

Here are the 23 items in the library’s Lost & Found on Nov. 13, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018 2:48 pm

Items include a paint brush, course notes on Platonic notions of beauty, and a pair of headphones, reunited with their owner during our photo shoot.

Ben Cline ’94 wins U.S. House seat; Jared Golden ’11 awaits historic decision

Friday, November 9, 2018 10:24 am

Ben Cline '94, R-Virginia, is heading to Congress. Maine Democrat Jared Golden '11 might know his results next week. Plus other alumni victories from Tuesday.

In telling climate stories, who’s in and who’s out? asks Otis speaker Elizabeth Rush

Friday, November 2, 2018 11:13 am

For Rush, author of the acclaimed Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, offering the 2018 Otis Lecture was a homecoming of sorts.

Five bales of plastic recyclables sit outside Commons. But is it art yet?

Thursday, November 1, 2018 8:18 am

Five bales of plastic recyclables sitting on the lawn outside Commons challenge our "out of sight, out of mind" attitudes.

Red Sox vs. Dodgers in 1916, when Lewiston’s ‘Rough’ Carrigan led Boston

Friday, October 26, 2018 10:04 am

Nicknamed "Rough" for his style of play, Carrigan once said that "the first great requisite for success in baseball is nerve."

Bates awarded $1.2 million grant to create an inclusive 21st-century curriculum in the humanities

Thursday, October 25, 2018 11:27 am

The grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation “comes at a crucial moment for Bates,” said President Clayton Spencer.

What’s in a Lewiston Name: Garcelon

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 12:13 pm

The signature athletic field at Bates is named for Dr. Alonzo Garcelon of Lewiston, one of the earliest and longest supporters of Bates College.

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