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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Han ’23: Parasite Won. So Did the Oscars. So Did I.

The Brown Daily Herald 26 Feb 2020
Five of my closest friends and I packed into a room in the basement of the Rock, crowding around my phone as we streamed the end of the 2020 Academy Awards ceremony ... History was about to be made ... The Academy Awards have quite a reputation for being tonally insensitive and routinely ......
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02-26 CFA ACADEMY BASKETBALL STORY page 3B

Independent Tribune 26 Feb 2020
Traore, the 6-foot-8 cfa Academy forward, wasn’t having it ... It also culminated the Eagles’ 18th consecutive victory, the first 35-win season in cfa Academy history and the program’s second state title ... After that, cfa Academy made sure the drama of this championship game went away pretty quickly ... cfa Academy 20 9 20 19 — 68....
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Editor's Notebook: There's a chance, UNH hockey fans

Union Leader 26 Feb 2020
I’M SAYING there’s a chance. The UNH hockey team can make the eight-team Hockey East playoffs ... Yes, the ‘Cats have been erratic ... 10 ... Note ... Kimball Union Academy out to make history. Kimball Union Academy in Meriden has a chance to do what no other hockey team in the history of the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) has done ... .......
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Couple fell to deaths over cliff while doing U-turn on dirt buggy

Metro UK 26 Feb 2020
Milly and Toby Savill plunged 656ft into a ravine on the Greek island of Santorini (Picture. Facebook) ... The young couple, from Vauxhall, south London, were on holiday when the tragedy took place ... PA) ... Advertisement ... Toby taught history at Ark Evelyn Grace Academy and joined the Brixton-based school in September 2018 as a newly qualified teacher ... ....
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LDS Business College will become Ensign College

The Salt Lake Tribune 25 Feb 2020
1 ... Kusch ... The college — founded in 1886 as Salt Lake Academy — was one of the last church-owned properties that still carried “LDS” or “Mormon” in its name ... The school has carried many names over its history. It was founded as the Salt Lake Academy in 1886, renamed the Salt Lake Stake Academy in 1888, and a year later to Latter-day Saints’ University ... ....
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"Parasite" to give much-needed boost to Korean cinema

Korea Times 25 Feb 2020
South Korean director Bong Joon-ho has won four Oscars, including best picture, for his black comedy thriller "Parasite," a milestone in the country's century-old film history that would have been unimaginable three decades ago. "Parasite" is the first non-English language film to win best picture in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards....
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NCISAA BOYS 3A CHAMPIONSHIP: Dominant Eagles put finishing touches on second state championship season

Independent Tribune 24 Feb 2020
cfa Academy's Cheick Traore (24) takes a jump hook in the paint on Saturday at Charlotte Latin School in Charlotte ... Traore, the 6-foot-8 cfa Academy forward, wasn’t having it ... It also culminated the Eagles’ 18th consecutive victory, the first 35-win season in cfa Academy history and the program’s second state title ... cfa Academy 20 9 20 19 – 68....
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Ben Affleck Also Thinks Jennifer Lopez Was Snubbed by the Oscars

Vanity Fair 24 Feb 2020
Add Ben Affleck to the list of people displeased with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for snubbing Jennifer Lopez this year ... Numerous celebrities and media professionals took issue with the snub, which was also criticized for being part of a troubling Academy trend of ignoring Latino performers....
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Maine West Wins Regional Championship Fourth Straight Year

Journal Online Chicago 24 Feb 2020
Maine West senior Angela Dugalic (22 points, 11 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 steals) played in all 132 of those games over the four years for the Warriors, tying alums Julie Just and Megan Edwards for most games played in program history ... 4 Loyola Academy (23-10) in the sectional semifinals at 6 p.m ... 141 this season (13th in MW history) and No....
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Dash Donates 1,000 books to Campus BCAT

Business Day Online 24 Feb 2020
Dash, the top digital currency for payments and local adoption through Dash Nigeria, today. announced the launch of a ‘Digital Cash Awareness Drive’ inclusive of distributing over 10,000 ... French languages ... academy in text and Pidgin English videos. The book tells the history of money, the global financial system and its failings, fintech ... ....
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Harvey Weinstein: The meteoric fall from Hollywood to jail

ITV 24 Feb 2020
Oscar hosts The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences vote to immediately expel Weinstein, making him only the second person in history to be turfed out. This comes three days after the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) suspends his membership ... Jimmy Kimmel addresses the scandal at the 90th Academy Awards....
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Harvey Weinstein: A timeline of his downfall

Belfast Telegraph 24 Feb 2020
Oscar hosts The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences vote to immediately expel Weinstein, making him only the second person in history to be turfed out. This comes three days after the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) suspends his membership....
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