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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Anti-Racism Campaigners Told School Curriculum Is 'Already Incredibly Diverse'

Huffington Post 08 Jul 2020
Because the national curriculum does not apply to academies, Mosley argues it is the exam boards who should be ensuring students are being taught a history that is “more representative including the voices and stories of women, people of colour and different sexualities.”....
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Petro Peter ‘Pat’ Stark, Award-Winning Coach, Was 90

The National Herald 08 Jul 2020
He scored 78 points in a high school basketball game in 1949, the third highest single-game total in New York State history. Stark attended Stanton Military Academy in Virginia on a scholarship prior to being awarded a football scholarship to Syracuse University in 1950....
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Manchester United praised for keeping hold of star despite “life-changing” transfer offer

Caughtoffside 08 Jul 2020
Manchester United have been praised for how they managed to hold on to Mason Greenwood despite him recently receiving a huge transfer offer from Juventus ... MORE ... United have a proud history of bringing through top young talent from their academy, and won’t have been keen to lose a wonderkid like Greenwood ... More Stories / Latest News ... ....
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Black US Army cadets say they were called the N-word and 'shunned' for reporting discrimination at West Point

The Times of India 07 Jul 2020
Several Black cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point detailed their experience with racially charged incidents during their tenure at the renowned institution ... Their testimonies were included in a 40-page policy proposal to address the institution's failings in "uprooting the racism that saturates its history."....
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The Recording Academy® and Color of Change Join Forces to Influence Positive Change Within the ...

The Marshall News Messenger 07 Jul 2020
Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music's history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum ®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through ......
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Coast Guard adapts its training for pandemic

Arkansas Online 07 Jul 2020
Coast Guard Academy, and that has her mother a bit disappointed ... They will spend the first part of Swab Summer online in their rooms, learning about their responsibilities and duties, along with the history and traditions of the Coast Guard and the academy ... William Kelly, the Coast Guard Academy's commandant, sees a silver lining....
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For Your Emmy® Consideration: Collider’s Comic Book Shopping

Collider 07 Jul 2020
All eligible episodes are available now for Television Academy members on the Academy viewing portal at Emmys.com....
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Coast Guard Alters Training for Incoming Class Due to Virus

Voa News 07 Jul 2020
Coast Guard Academy, and that has her mother a bit disappointed ... They will spend the first part of Swab Summer online in their rooms, learning about their responsibilities and duties, along with the history and traditions of the Coast Guard and the academy ... Kelly, the Coast Guard Academy's commandant, sees a silver lining....
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Fossils reveal pocket-sized dinosaur forerunner

Detroit news 07 Jul 2020
The creature, which predated dinosaurs and flying pterosaurs, was just shy of 4 inches (10 centimeters) tall, according to a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ... (Frank Ippolito/American Museum of Natural History) (Photo....
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City native graduates as Army second lieutenant

The Citizens' Voice 07 Jul 2020
Military Academy on June 13 ... She has a record for the Patriot League Division I, as well as places on the top 10 all-time Academy list in her events.” ... We would exchange emails.” ... “It is the 40th year of women graduating at the academy, and the second time in the history that they held the graduation ceremony on the plain (parade grounds).” ... .......
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Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry apologizes for considering trans role

Union Leader 07 Jul 2020
Another tweeted ... Plain and simple ... Academy Award-nominee Scarlett Johansson pulled out of a film in 2018 after criticism for taking the role of a transgender character. Known for appearing in the "X-Men" movie franchise, Berry made history as the first Black woman to win a leading actress Academy Award for her role in the 2001 movie "Monster's Ball."....
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Appreciation: 'A Fistful of Dollars' to 'The Untouchables': Ennio Morricone made music a movie star

Finger Lakes Times 07 Jul 2020
But Morricone would triumph on his own terms eight years later, finally earning his first and only scoring Oscar, for Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight" (2015) - and becoming, at that point, the oldest winner of a competitive award in Academy Awards history....
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Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry apologizes for considering trans role in unnamed movie

Canada Dot Com 07 Jul 2020
Academy Award-nominee Scarlett Johansson pulled out of a film in 2018 after criticism for taking the role of a transgender character. Known for appearing in the “X-Men” movie franchise, Berry made history as the first Black woman to win a leading actress Academy Award for her role in the 2001 movieMonster’s Ball.”....
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