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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This entrepreneur is inspiring the next generation of vegan small businesses

ABC7 30 Jun 2022
NEW YORK -- Meet Victoria Moran, the director of Main Street Vegan Academy, a small business that focuses on training the next generation of vegan coaches, educators, and entrepreneurs ... "We start with the history of the vegetarian movement," says Moran ... "I joined Main Street Vegan Academy before I opened Riverdel," says Grob....
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Midlothian Police Department holds Junior Police Academy While Also Teaching Safety at Schools

Focus Daily News 30 Jun 2022
Midlothian Junior Police Academy Engages Youth ... Smith said the Junior Police Academy was created in 2017 “We got two years in and then the pandemic hit so we shut down,” he explained ... Topics covered at that academy included a look at the history of law enforcement, patrol procedures, crime scene investigation and K-9 and SWAT....
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No stopping the North in 60th Agganis All-Star Game

Boston Herald 30 Jun 2022
... seniors helped deliver the North team a 49-12 win over the South, marking the largest margin of victory in the history of the game ... Despite 99 rushing yards and a touchdown from South MVP Piero Canales (KIPP Academy), Swampscott once again had its fingerprints all over history....
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MHSAA announces its 2021-22 Parade of Champions

Iosco County News Herald 30 Jun 2022
EAST LANSING – A total of 98 schools won one or more of the 128 Michigan High School Athletic Association team championships awarded during the 2021-22 school sports year, with two teams earning the first Finals championship in any sport in their schools’ histories....
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Boston school committee selects Mary Skipper as next superintendent

Boston Herald 30 Jun 2022
The Boston School Committee, in a 4 to 3 vote, selected Somerville schools chief Mary Skipper as Boston’s next superintendent ... During her time at BPS, Boston high schools had the lowest drop-out and the highest graduation rates in BPS history. Skipper helped launch TechBoston Academy as the founding headmaster in 2002 ... .......
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Tadpoles undergo surprising number of vision changes when becoming frogs

Phys Dot Org 30 Jun 2022
The team, including researchers from the Smithsonian Institution, Cornell University, The Natural History Museum in London, United Kingdom, the California Academy of Sciences, and the University of Texas at Arlington, also found the genes that control visual function and ......
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IGN Pix: Shows and Movies We Loved In June 2022

IGN Insider 30 Jun 2022
Of the many reasons to sign up for Apple TV+ if you haven’t already, alt-history sci-fi drama For All Mankind from former Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica producer Ronald D ... Honorable mentions go to the wonderful Season 3 of The Umbrella Academy, Stranger Things Season 4 Part 1 and Obi-Wan Kenobi for its strong first season....
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Aquinas Academy in Hampton graduates largest class of seniors

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 29 Jun 2022
Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh in Hampton graduated 51 seniors, its largest graduating class in school history ... Graduates will attend many additional schools, including the United States Naval Academy, Colgate University, Bucknell University, Duquesne University, and the University of North Carolina....
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Film Academy invites Billie Eilish, Jamie Dornan and more to join its voting ranks

News Graphic 29 Jun 2022
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 397 people to join including Billie Eilish, Ariana DeBose and Jamie Dornan ... Other notable actors invited to join the Academy include ... Skin says racism stopped Skunk Anansie's history-making Glastonbury set go unnoticed....
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Hahn & Hahn Partner Candice Rogers Receives Prestigious AAML Certification

Longview News-Journal 29 Jun 2022
Rogers joins The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as Fellow ... Rogers is the first woman attorney in the firm's 123-year history to be honored by the Academy, which was founded to recognize attorneys providing "leadership that promotes the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law."...
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Crown Prince marks 28th birthday

The Jordan Times 29 Jun 2022
... Kingdom in 2017, after he graduated in 2016 from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where he majored in international history, having completed his school studies at King’s Academy in Madaba in 2012....
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Tam Courts: I’m ambitious and I want to manage at the highest level

The Times/The Sunday Times 29 Jun 2022
Sometimes in life it’s about capitalising on opportunities and I’d had a very interesting history with United, coming through from the academy,” Courts said ... ....
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Anishinaabek Neighbors: Jamie John

Traverse City Record-Eagle 29 Jun 2022
... to honor histories and to look at the future ... He majored in interdisciplinary arts (then called comparative arts) for four years at the Interlochen Arts Academy where he now teaches the histories and contemporary arts of Anishinaabek Peoples as an instructor of visual arts....

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