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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Loyola Academy tops Nazareth Academy to win Illinois Class 4A girls basketball championship (story/photo gallery)

The Capital Journal 03 Mar 2024
NORMAL, ILLINOIS – Someone was going to make history on Saturday night ... The Ramblers became the third girls basketball team in IHSA history – and the second on Saturday – to complete a 38-0 season, earning a stirring 44-40 win against Nazareth Academy in the Class 4A title game at CEFCU Arena....
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Perfection: Lincoln girls basketball romps to first state title over Chatham Glenwood

The State Journal-Register 03 Mar 2024
Lincoln (38-0) jumped to a 26-6 lead by the end of the first quarter and topped Chatham Glenwood 60-44 for its first state title in program history at CEFCU Arena in Normal on Saturday. Lincoln dropped to LaGrange Park Nazareth Academy in ......
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Underdog magic: Late goal stuns Liberty High School to send Summit hockey team to state final

Summit Daily 03 Mar 2024
Despite entering the 2024 Class 4A state hockey tournament as the No. 10 seed — the last team to make the playoffs — the Summit High School boys hockey team is on a roll. The Tigers first made history against No. 7 Colorado Academy on Thursday, Feb ... 28, where the team once again made the history books by defeating No ... Summit entered its game against No....
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Are Oscars set for a comeback? How the film academy went global and found its ...

Hindustan Times 02 Mar 2024
The interest in movie history has also driven enthusiasm around the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, which houses more than 23 million items of memorabilia, and has hosted exhibitions on everything from Hayao Miyazaki and the history of Black Cinema to “The Godfather” and the films of John Waters ... THE ACADEMY'S FUTURE....
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Just Perfect: A Look At IHSA Girls Basketball Undefeated Champions

Journal Online Chicago 02 Mar 2024
Lincoln (37-0) and Loyola Academy (37-0) are both looking to add their names to that list Saturday, March 2 at CEFCU Arena in Normal ... So far, Morton, Peoria Richwoods, Lincoln and Loyola are the only teams in state history to ever win 37 games in a season. Loyola plays Nazareth Academy for the Class 4A title at 7.30 p.m....
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It’s time for Hollywood to stop erasing Jews

New York Post 02 Mar 2024
the Motion Picture Academy’s newly implemented Inclusion and Representation Standards for Best Picture ... According to the Academy, Jews – a mere 2.1% of the US population — are not considered minorities ... Important stuff, for sure, but there are thousands of years of Jewish history, not less than a century....
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Angela Bassett Leaves For 9-1-1 Before Sunrise And Comes Home Late. What She's Hoping To Teach Her Teenage Children About 'Having Success'

Cinema Blend 02 Mar 2024
There's certainly no denying that Angela Bassett's hard work has paid off, as she has been nominated for an Academy Award twice (and made history with one of the noms) on top of other performances that were worthy but unrecognized at the Oscars. She was awarded an honorary Academy ......
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A man among boys

Lebanon Democrat 02 Mar 2024
Atwood defeated senior John Geist from Livingston Academy by a 7-0 decision in the championship match, making him the only athlete in TCHS history to be a three-time consecutive state champion in any sport ... “At first, I was sad that this was my last match ... It was rough.” ... “His fourth match, on Saturday, was against John Geist from Livingston Academy....
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African American Film Critics group celebrates Black Hollywood and beyond

The Philadelphia Tribune 02 Mar 2024
AAFCA partnered this year with Delta Air Lines for a curated in-flight film collection to celebrate Black History Month and joined forces with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts to launch a monthly conversation to help Black creatives navigate the industry....
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Get to know Plaistow candidates as election draws near

The Eagle-Tribune 02 Mar 2024
Entertainment will include traditional Irish music, an Irish sing-a-long and the Irish step dancers from Murray Academy of Irish Dance ... ATKINSON — Are you interested in learning more about black bears, their history, what they eat, their life cycle and bear-human conflict? ... at Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave, Atkinson....
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An Oscars comeback? How the film academy went global and found its footing again

San Francisco Examiner 01 Mar 2024
A MORE DIVERSE ACADEMY ... The interest in movie history has also driven enthusiasm around the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, which houses more than 23 million items of memorabilia, and has hosted exhibitions on everything from Hayao Miyazaki and the history of Black Cinema to “The Godfather” and the films of John Waters....
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How the film academy went global and found its footing again

Republican American 01 Mar 2024
A MORE DIVERSE ACADEMY ... The interest in movie history has also driven enthusiasm around the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, which houses more than 23 million items of memorabilia, and has hosted exhibitions on everything from Hayao Miyazaki and the history of Black Cinema to “The Godfather” and the films of John Waters....
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