Fifty students at Berkeley High were caught in an attendance fraud that Principal Pasquale Scuderi made public this week. Four students had illicitly obtained the password to the school’s attendance database, and had charged other students to clear absences. Two of the students are being considered for expulsion and 32 suspensions of between one and five days have been issued.
Good news stories are always welcome. The “solar suitcase” created by Berkeleyans Laura Stachel and Hal Aronson brings light to hospitals and clinics in the developing world that face chronic power shortages. In one Nigerian hospital where the We Care Solar has placed its equipment, the maternal death rate has been reduced by 70%. … Continue reading »