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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The Daily Gazette 08 Aug 2022
PHOTOGRAPHER. Erica Miller. Trainer D ... She got her money’s worth out of the first tour ... Before Sunday, he last won this race in 2005 ... 2 ... “It’s an amazing place and I can see why there’s been a lot of history and a lot of fun had here.” ... Find your history and share itChristian Brothers Academy hopes to build, inflate sports dome by winterThey said it ... ....
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‘Courageous conversations’ can transform community

Albuquerque Journal 08 Aug 2022
I had a chance to ask McGill if she was satisfied with the conversation ... The communities of the I.D ... She’s the founder of NMBLC precursor, the New Mexico Black History Organizing Committee. In 2011, it organized the Roots Summer Leadership Academy, a free three-week camp open to students aged 8 to 16 from all parts of the International District....
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The Daily Gazette 08 Aug 2022
Shawn Donath (53), Jeff Trombley (3A) and Danny Varin run three-wide through turns one and two during heat race action for the 360 Empire Super Sprints Saturday night at Fonda Speedway. (James A. Ellis) ... “I am kind of speechless ... Find your history and share itChristian Brothers Academy hopes to build, inflate sports dome by winterThey said it ... Sports ... ....
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San Jose community briefs for the week of Aug. 12

The Mercury News 07 Aug 2022
Italian Family Festa returns ... 20-21 at San Jose History Park ... The U.S ... The festa’s Cultural Village, presented by JP Napoli Companies, will feature presentations on local Italian history, and demonstrations by lace makers and the Italian Renaissance Swordsmanship Academy ... 21, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., at San Jose History Park, 1650 Senter Road ... ....
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Whitney winner Life Is Good pointing toward Breeders’ Cup Classic

The Daily Gazette 07 Aug 2022
PHOTOGRAPHER. Erica Miller. Life is Good breaks out of the gate under Irad Ortiz, Jr. at the start of the Whitney at Saratoga on Saturday ... That would be the mile-and-a-quarter BC Classic at Keeneland on Nov ... 1 ... 3 at Saratoga ... 27 Travers ... … ... Find your history and share itChristian Brothers Academy hopes to build, inflate sports dome by winterThey said it ... ....
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Attorney filings offer more detailed accounts in 2021 Saratoga Springs manslaughter case

The Daily Gazette 07 Aug 2022
Saratoga Springs Police Department and file ... One of the brothers, James J ... 14, 2021 ... Find your history and share itChristian Brothers Academy hopes to build, inflate sports dome by winterNew referral platform connects Niskayuna residents with assistanceSchenectady summer program a 'super' opportunity; enrollment this year sets recordTAG at the Track ... ....
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Gaps in police training hinder response to Indigenous cases

The Oregonian 06 Aug 2022
Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon and teaches new recruits at the state academy ... He also wants the academy to include curriculum on the history between Oregon tribes, police and the federal government in its course on the history of policing — one of the courses he teaches....
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Food in Brief: 08/06/2022

Traverse City Record-Eagle 06 Aug 2022
Coffee fundraiser. TRAVERSE CITYHigher Grounds supports Norte with its Coast blend. Purchase a 12-ounce bag and $5 goes to youth biking programs ... to noon Aug ... Aug ... The 100-Year History of The Cherry Hut” is available to purchase. This event is part of the Benzonia Academy Lecture Series, presented by Benzie Area Historical Society.Cookbook available ... ....
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Everyday PFAS exposure could be costing Americans billions in health care expenses

Bangor Daily News 06 Aug 2022
The chemicals are found in many everyday products, like water-resistant food wrappers, non-stick pans and waterproof jackets ... more pfas news ... Dr ... A July report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine suggests that anyone with a history of exposure to forever chemicals should be tested for levels of the toxins in their blood....
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GUEST APPEARANCE: Six decades later ...

Finger Lakes Times 06 Aug 2022
Saturday, July 30, 2022. I sit with a small group of aging friends at our 60th high school reunion. Let that sink in for a moment — I graduated from high school 60 years ago ... Stay or move on ... John E ... He is a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, decorated air combat veteran, and former assistant professor of military history at the Air Force Academy ... ....
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Omaha World-Herald 06 Aug 2022
College history ... The museum has an entire first-floor corner devoted to the history of the now-defunct JFK College, as well as the original Luther College and Luther Academy ... College history ... The museum has an entire first-floor corner devoted to the history of the now-defunct JFK College, as well as the original Luther College and Luther Academy....
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L’Chaim: How the Jewish community shaped Northern Ireland

Belfast Telegraph 05 Aug 2022
It is the first time the history of the community, its notable figures and locations, have been documented in this way ... He went to Belfast Royal Academy and won a scholarship to Cambridge University where he studied history ... He went to Belfast Royal Academy and won a scholarship to Cambridge University where he studied history....
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The Buffalo News 05 Aug 2022
For Joaquin Phoenix, the dispute over two cows in Newfane is no laughing matter. As a lifelong vegan with a history of rescuing cows, the Academy Award-winning actor stands in solidarity with Asha's Farm Sanctuary owner, Tracy Murphy, after she was arrested Tuesday, his social impact adviser, Michelle Cho, wrote in an email to The News ... Rod Watson....

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