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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Ned Beatty, actor in 'Deliverance,' 'Network,' dies at 83

The North Platte Telegraph 14 Jun 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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Academy names Shawn Finnie Executive Vice President, Member Relations and Awards

The Cincinnati Herald 13 Jun 2021
Photo provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has promoted Shawn Finnie to Executive Vice President, Member Relations and Awards, Academy COO Christine Simmons announced today ... An Academy staff ......
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Air Force's Norris wins national title in 3,000 steeplechase

The Roseburg News-Review 13 Jun 2021
Recording the sixth-fastest time in NCAA history, Norris became the first Academy female to claim a Division I national title in a running event ... own Academy record for the fourth time in five collegiate meets while accounting for the second-fastest time in Mountain West history....
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South Shore Christian Academy graduates urged to 'renew their minds'

The Patriot Ledger 13 Jun 2021
South Shore Christian Academy art teacher Christie Smith advised the graduates to heed Jesus Christ's command to “let your light shine before others ... South Shore Christian Academy history teacher Timothy Vazquez said Greiner is “a godly young lady" who has been living to her full potential in everything she does....
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Gerard Howlin: Excess of universities downgrades results

The Times/The Sunday Times 13 Jun 2021
President Higgins has warned of “a perilous juncture in the long history of the academy” just as the international rankings of most Irish universities slump again ... ....
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US legislators, students push for K-12 Asian American studies

Taipei Times 13 Jun 2021
Understanding that history is central to addressing the violence today, she said ... The bill would require Presidential and Congressional Academies, which offer history and civics programming to students and teachers, to include Asian American history in their grant applications....
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East Bay school district approves new virtual academy

The Mercury News 12 Jun 2021
“From what I understand of the Virtual Learning Academy, I think it’s a great opportunity to sort of marry history of Thomas Gaines and all that he contributed to the development of Antioch, both in terms of his actions as well as symbolically, as sort of pairing with where we are now,” he said....
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'The best people we can be': Traip Academy celebrates 57 graduates of Class of 2021

Portsmouth Herald 12 Jun 2021
Traip Academy 2021 graduation Friday for 57 graduating seniors and the families, friends and educators who came to celebrate their accomplishments ... Meet Traip Academy's co-valedictorians, a first in school history ... Traip Academy names co-valedictorians and Latin honors students ... Traip Academy Class of 2021....
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Erie SeaWolves catcher Jon Rosoff is a West Point grad who is ready to serve

Erie Times-News 12 Jun 2021
It's more than a routine for the graduate of the United States Military Academy West Point; it's something that has deeper meaning after his time at the academy ... Rosoff, 26, is the first graduate of the federal military academies to play for the SeaWolves in franchise history ... Life after the academy....
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Rainy ceremonies, pandemic school year can't stop Wahkiakum, Woodland, Castle Rock graduations

TDN 12 Jun 2021
Hayley Day ... For three female graduates, that means leaving the halls of high school for the U.S. military. Stand-out grad ... Graduate Ellie Wiltse-Hiatt is the first female Wahkiakum graduate to attend a military academy in the school’s history, according to superintendent Brent Freeman. She was accepted into the U.S. Naval Academy in Maryland ... +2 ... +2 ... .......
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Rain, pandemic school year can't stop Wahkiakum, Woodland, Castle Rock graduations

TDN 12 Jun 2021
Hayley Day ... For three female graduates, that means leaving the halls of high school for the U.S. military. Stand-out grad ... Graduate Ellie Wiltse-Hiatt is the first female Wahkiakum graduate to attend a military academy in the school’s history, according to superintendent Brent Freeman. She was accepted into the U.S. Naval Academy in Maryland ... +2 ... McIntosh....
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French Open: Can young Stefanos Tsitsipas stop Novak Djokovic in the final?

Gulf News 12 Jun 2021
Kolkata ... For now, however, its Novak Djokovic - the 2016 winner with 18 grand slams - who has history beckoning him to be the first in over half a century to win all four majors on multiple occasions ... Sania Mirza, Shoaib Malik to launch sports academies in Dubai French Open. History beckons for late bloomers Pavlyuchenkova, Krejcikova ... ....
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