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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Crystal Palace will be the subject of a new fly-on-the-wall documentary as Channel 4 begin ...

The Daily Mail 11 May 2021
Channel 4 have begun the filming for a six-part series focusing on the work of the south London club's academy ... 'Our academy has a rich history in developing world-class footballers, and we are acutely aware that South London has one of, if not the, best footballing talent pools in the world....
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After two years of idling, drive-in theaters are revving up in Nebraska

Beatrice Daily Sun 11 May 2021
The last film in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy won 11 Academy Awards, the third movie ever to do so, along with “Titanic” and “Ben-Hur.” It is the most Oscar-nominated movie in history to win in every single one of its nomination categories ... One of just two films in history to ......
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History-making Asians in Hollywood - right now

Sun Star 10 May 2021
The Chinese-American director, who is most known for her work in independent film circuits, recently made history as the first woman of color to win Best Director at the 93rd Academy Awards for her 2020 film “Nomadland.” Zhao’s next feature film is Marvel Studios’ “Eternals,” which is slated for release this November....
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Study indicates São Tomé island has two species of caecilians found nowhere else on Earth

Phys Dot Org 10 May 2021
Now, a team of researchers from the California Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has contributed the strongest evidence to date that there is not one, but two different species of caecilians on São Tomé island ... Provided by California Academy of Sciences....
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Firefighters who look like Toledo

Toledo Blade 10 May 2021
The Toledo Fire Department’s latest class of recruits is the most diverse in the department’s history. Seventy percent of the fire academy cadets who began training in late April are minorities and 13 of the 37 recruits are women ... ....
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Global Teacher Prize winner Ranjitsinh Disale joins new student prize panel

Indian Express 10 May 2021
The Global Teacher Prize 2020 winner, Ranjitsinh Disale, has joined the new Global Student Prize Academy alongside the likes of Hollywood actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis ... I am so proud to join the academy and support such an inspiring cause, he said ... Student Prize Academy....
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UTG to Introduce National Languages By Next Semester

Foroyaa 10 May 2021
By Mariama Marong ... Linguistics expects in Gambian languages demonstrated the value of local languages in the educational system as self-independence. Professor Pierre Gomez, UTG Acting Vice Chancellor (Academies), described the validation as a turning point in the history of the university as linguistics expects longed for it ... .......
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The real reason America's wars never end

Alternet 10 May 2021
I was teaching history at the U.S. Air Force Academy and I still recall hushed discussions of whether the day's body count would exceed that of the Battle of Antietam, the single bloodiest day of the Civil War ... Common sense informed by history tells us that war is terror, atrocity, and murder....
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Questioning America’s Warlords

Consortium News 10 May 2021
I was teaching history at the U.S. Air Force Academy and I still recall hushed discussions of whether the day’s body count would exceed that of the Battle of Antietam, the single bloodiest day of the Civil War ... Common sense informed by history tells us that war is terror, atrocity, and murder....
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War Is Strictly Business in Twenty-First Century America

Antiwar 10 May 2021
I was teaching history at the US Air Force Academy and I still recall hushed discussions of whether the day’s body count would exceed that of the Battle of Antietam, the single bloodiest day of the Civil War ... Common sense informed by history tells us that war is terror, atrocity, and murder....
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Mario Herrera's son is on his way to becoming a Lincoln police officer

Lincoln Journal Star 10 May 2021
Carlos Herrera is now following in his father's footsteps, currently working through the police academy and on track to graduate and become an officer in June ... Herrera said he considered the Nebraska State Patrol because its recruitment period was open around the same time as LPD's, but "Lincoln responded first," and the rest is history....
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In Brief: Winnebago County

Rockford Register Star 09 May 2021
WilliamsMcCarthy partner elected as Lincoln Academy trustee ... Sullivan, a partner with WilliamsMcCarthy LLP, a full-service Illinois-based law firm headquartered in Rockford, was recently elected to serve a six-year term as a trustee of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois ... The 57th annual Convocation Lincoln Academy will be held Nov....
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Oscar best supporting actress Youn Yuh-jung returns to South Korea

Manila Bulletin 09 May 2021
... by winning best supporting actress at the 93rd Academy Awards....
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