Academy

An academy (Attic Greek: Ἀκαδήμεια; Koine Greek Ἀκαδημία) is an institution of secondary education or higher learning, research, or honorary membership. The name traces back to Plato's school of philosophy, founded approximately 385 BC at Akademia, a sanctuary of Athena, the goddess of wisdom and skill, north of Athens, Greece.

The original Academy

Before Akademia was a school, and even before Cimon enclosed its precincts with a wall, it contained a sacred grove of olive trees dedicated to Athena, the goddess of wisdom, outside the city walls of ancient Athens. The archaic name for the site was Hekademia, which by classical times evolved into Akademia and was explained, at least as early as the beginning of the 6th century BC, by linking it to an Athenian hero, a legendary "Akademos". The site of Akademia was sacred to Athena and other immortals.

Plato's immediate successors as "scholarch" of Akademia were Speusippus (347–339 BC), Xenocrates (339–314 BC), Polemon (314–269 BC), Crates (ca. 269–266 BC), and Arcesilaus (ca. 266–240 BC). Later scholarchs include Lacydes of Cyrene, Carneades, Clitomachus, and Philo of Larissa ("the last undisputed head of the Academy"). Other notable members of Akademia include Aristotle, Heraclides Ponticus, Eudoxus of Cnidus, Philip of Opus, Crantor, and Antiochus of Ascalon.

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Washington College Academy still educating community

Kingsport Times-News 28 Nov 2021
Most Limestone residents are familiar with the impressive heritage of Washington College Academy. Its educational history is bound to the strong Christian convictions of the Rev. Samuel Doak, who founded Martin Academy in 1780 ... Washington College Academy....
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Editorial, 11/28: UNL diversity commitment will help state grow in future

Lincoln Journal Star 28 Nov 2021
Journal Star editorial board ... Naval Academy. That plan has succeeded, with more than half of the students in the class of 2023 either women or from minority groups, the enrollment more closely representing the nation’s population for the first time in the academy’s history ... ....
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St. Paul police credit jiu-jitsu training for reducing injuries — and excessive force settlements

Pioneer Press 28 Nov 2021
Paul police academy were the first to go through the new training, and veteran officers began learning it during quarterly training in 2016 ... The current academy has over 60 people, the most in the city’s history, after city budget pressures prevented the department from bringing new officers onboard since 2019....
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Fashion designer Virgil Abloh dies of cancer at 41

Corvallis Gazette-Times 28 Nov 2021
In 2018, Abloh became the first Black artistic director of men's wear at Louis Vuitton in the French design house's storied history ... Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award acting winner in history, died Feb....
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Diboll halts Academy: Lumberjacks use late FG to edge Bees in third round

TDT News 27 Nov 2021
COLLEGE STATION — Academy found its groove as the game prolonged to tie things late but ultimately left Diboll too much time to respond in the Bumblebees’ 37-34 loss in a Class 3A Division I Region III semifinal Friday night at Cougar Field ... “You hate to lose, but we had a chance,” Academy head coach Chris Lancaster said ... DIBOLL 37, ACADEMY 34....
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Miley Cyrus And Machine Gun Kelly Speak Out Against The Grammys Amidst 2022 Nominations

Inquisitr 27 Nov 2021
The Recording Academy released the much-anticipated list of the 2022 Grammy Nominees on Wednesday ... At this point, the snubs are no longer surprising because the Recording Academy has a history of icing out artists who deserve a nod ... In solidarity with the "Save Your Tears" singer, Queen of Rap Nicki Minaj also addressed her Recording Academy snub....
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Jimmy Dutra, Mayor’s message | Let’s take a look back at 2021

Santa Cruz Sentinel 27 Nov 2021
Z’s Crêpes, Santa Rosa Market, Conchita’s Ice Cream, Imura Restaurant, Wooden Nickel, Freedom Bakery, and Watsonville Boxing Academy. In addition, I awarded mayor’s proclamations for Women’s History Month, Women business owners Stella Romo of Jaliscos Restaurant and Annie ......
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Mike Copeland: Willie's Grill & Icehouse on the way; Bird-Kultgen turns 85; Turner Behringer in Temple

Waco Tribune-Herald 27 Nov 2021
Mike Copeland. It appears Willie's Grill & Icehouse is making its way to Cottonwood Creek Market. Multiple job-listing services have a post for a Willie's general manager in Waco, and include the following line ... Read more ... Blake, from Waco, is the youngest president in the organization's history, and an alumnus of the Selected Leadership Academy....
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Halle Berry: I was very disheartened after winning the Oscar

The Irish Times 27 Nov 2021
When Halle Berry won the 2002 Oscar for best actress – the first time in the Academy’s 74-year history that it had been awarded to a black woman – there was no doubting what the win meant. “This moment is so much bigger than me,” she said, through tears, as she received the statuette for her role in Monster’s Ball ... That’s what I thought would happen....
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An appreciation: Perfectionist. Genius. Icon. That was Stephen Sondheim

Fremont Tribune 27 Nov 2021
Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award acting winner in history, died Feb ... Her victory in the all-around at the 1983 national championships as a teenager was the first by a Black woman in the organization's history....
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Not real news roundup: A look at what didn't happen this week

Fremont Tribune 27 Nov 2021
Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award acting winner in history, died Feb ... Her victory in the all-around at the 1983 national championships as a teenager was the first by a Black woman in the organization's history....
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What's Happening: Your 10-day entertainment forecast for Nov. 26-Dec. 5, 2021

The Gainesville Sun 26 Nov 2021
UNION ACADEMY AND FRIENDS”. The Matheson History Museum is set to welcome back local historian Alfred Awbrey at 7 p.m ... 2 to share his research into the fate of the buildings that once housed Union Academy, Gainesville's first school for African Americans ... A Sports History of Alachua County” was based on his research....
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Grammys' expanded awards meant to promote new talent reportedly led to nominations for Taylor Swift, ...

Finger Lakes Times 26 Nov 2021
The Recording Academy did not respond to requests for comment Thursday. This year's nominees included the largest age spread in Grammys history, from Tony Bennett, 95, to Olivia Rodrigo, 18, in an example of the academy's attempt to laud new stars as well as established talent ... Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr....
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