Daily Archives: March 23, 2011

Photo Of The Day: The Colors Of The T

Published March 23, 2011

"boston state t stop tunnel" (photographynatalia/Flickr)

"boston state t stop tunnel" (photographynatalia/Flickr)

Who says the T can’t be a beautiful thing?

Photographer Natalia Radziejewska snapped this colorful shot at the State T station and submitted it to WBUR’s Flickr group.

Admittedly, the photo is a bit doctored. “I adjust the colors on the photo until they are what I imagine them to be,” Radziejewska said in an email.

Regardless, well done.

Wednesday Morning: The Numbers Are In, Fight To Follow

Published March 23, 2011

Now that the results of the Massachusetts Census have been announced, politicians all over the state are set to battle. The state will lose a seat in Congress, which means someone’s job is at stake. Cape Cod and the Berkshires both lost population, Worcester County and the islands grew. And, please, just don’t ask about Boston’s numbers.

In an effort to attract immigrants, first-generation college students and other under-represented groups, UMass Amherst is offering free tuition for graduates of the state’s two-year community colleges that have GPAs of 3.0 or better. Students with a 2.5GPA or higher will be guaranteed at least admission.

The Massachusetts Board of Education is revamping the way the state evaluates teachers. A task force recommended making student test scores, and the MCAS, a significant part of the process.

Labor leaders in Massachusetts are stepping up efforts to defeat Sen. Scott Brown in the 2012 election. Brown had major success tapping into the labor vote, as a Republican, in the 2010 special election.

The man known as Professor Golf, and a real-life BU math professor, passed away yesterday. He’s responsible for completely revamping golf’s handicapping system. In other professorial news, Paul Farmer — the founder of Partners In Health — will serve as the commencement speaker for this year’s class at Harvard’s Kennedy School.

What we’re following: We’ll continue to report on the political future of the state in relation to the census report and the education news flowing in to the station. Radio Boston will look into the development of a Viagra-like drug for women and the new documentary “Orgasm, Inc.”