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
What’s in a Lewiston name: Luiggi’s

Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:34 am

A favorite Bates haunt since the 1950s, Luiggi’s Pizzeria is named for its founder, Luiggi Carmine Talarico.

Bates in the News: Feb. 18, 2021

Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:40 pm

Why Miya Ponsetto shouldn't get away with "one mistake doesn't define me" excuse. Plus, the new language of a pandemic and alumnae win trivia for charity.

‘Being told I couldn’t’: Inspiring stories from Bates female athletes

Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:50 am

Female varsity athletes at Bates share lessons, setbacks, and triumphs as part of National Women and Girls in Sports Day programming.

Not so fast with the ‘time for unity’ calls, say Bates scholars

Friday, January 22, 2021 12:25 pm

Recovering our damaged democracy does not “come through any blind call for unity." Plus, the events of Jan. 6 may, in fact, be who we really are.

30 years ago: Gulf War, Angela Davis, and a memorable night

Friday, January 15, 2021 10:54 am

Bates folks recall when the iconic activist, intellectual, and scholar Angela Davis — this year's MLK Day speaker — addressed a huge gathering in the chapel on Jan. 16, 1991, the night the bombs began falling in Baghdad.

18 items in the Library’s Lost and Found on Dec. 17, 2020

Friday, December 18, 2020 11:30 am

Much has changed during the pandemic. What hasn't: Students still lose things in Ladd Library.

PHOTO DATE: November 05, 2018LOCATION: NBL - Pool TopsideSUBJECT: 2017 ASCAN class members Warren Hoburg and Loral O'Hara (Blue Team) during ASCAN EVQ NBL 3 training.PHOTOGRAPHER: Josh Valcarcel
Here’s what the NASA astronaut said to the Bates sophomore STEM students

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 4:36 pm

NASA astronaut Loral O'Hara joined a sophomore science class as part of program that seeks to disrupt the "weed-out" approach to STEM education.

Oh Henry! Bill Henry ’85 wins editing Emmy for HBO’s ‘Succession’

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:20 am

Henry has seen the film industry’s shift from “100 years on acetate film to a completely digital medium.”

Bates in the News: Dec. 4, 2020

Friday, December 4, 2020 11:45 am

The media seek out Bates folks for stories about shipwrecks, the Gomes Chapel, urban gardening, and mentoring

Bates Dining Services keeps the magic alive ‘until we can dine together again’

Friday, November 20, 2020 10:17 am

In big and small ways during trying times, Bates Dining Services works to sustain what students love about Bates dining.

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