Former UGA student identified as computer hacker
ATHENS (AP) — University of Georgia police said they’ve identified the person responsible for hacking into the school’s computer system that contained records of current and former employees.
Charles Stapler Stell, who attended the school between the summer of 2005 and spring of 2007 was identified as the suspected hacker. Authorities said he was found dead during the course of their investigation.
Athens-Clarke County police said foul play is not suspected in the death of the 26-year-old man, and a final determination will be made after an autopsy is performed.
Authorities said files containing employee’s personal information were likely never used for criminal purposes. maximum possible sunlight.
“It’s really cool,” said Mary Miller, 7, as she looked on with her classmates in teacher Aleshia Laughner’s class.
A giant crane picked up the 32-panel solar arrays one by one, placing each one on a tall, stout metal pipe, then holding it in place while Sun Solar owner Josef Kullman connected wires and bolted the array in place as the three-ton structures dangled over his head.
“I haven’t seen a solar panel being built. I think it’s cool that I’ve experienced it,” said Adam Barber, 7.
Jack Ingalls, 8, planned to draw some pictures for his parents when he got home so they could know what it looked like.
Athens Montessori director Warren McPherson thinks the solar arrays are cool, too. In the first place, they fit in with the 290-student school’s strong environmental emphasis.
The school has won numerous awards for sustainability efforts, including recycling programs that began years ago.
The school won the countywide school recycling award again this year, collecting 6.8 pounds per student in one month, said Tita Gatrell, who teaches movement classes at the school and is a member of the school’s board.
School community gardens have become popular in the past few years, but Montessori students have been gardeners since the school first opened its doors with just 20 students 35 years ago, McPherson said.
The Montessori board turned to local companies for the project, McPherson said. Kullman’s Sun Solar World Company is based in Madison, the solar cells that convert sunlight into electricity were made by a company called Suniva, which has a factory in Norcross. Even the Phoenix Crane that hoisted the arrays into place is local, McPherson said.
The project might actually pay for itself in as little as six years, McPherson said.
The array costs about $180,000, but the Montessori’s electric bill will fall dramatically. The school will even be able to sell some of the power the arrays generate back to utility companies on days when the school’s electric demand is low.