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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Granbury Fire Academy graduates 17 new firefighters

Hood County News 06 Jun 2023
Seventeen new firefighters graduated from the Granbury Volunteer Fire Department Fire Academy on Saturday, June 3. The men and women attended Saturday classes at the Academy over a period of several months ... The next Fire Academy will begin in the fall ... From staff reports 1 hr ago....

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Market Watch 06 Jun 2023
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Academy Sports + Outdoors Reports First Quarter 2023 Results

Enid News & Eagle 06 Jun 2023
These and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are set forth in Academy's filings with the SEC, including the Annual Report and the Company’s Quarterly Report for the quarter ended April 29, ......

White House physician gives bad news to Biden

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A former White House physician has delivered some troubling news about Joe Biden after the president took a nasty spill in Colorado last week following his Air Force Academy commencement speech ...Biden bumps his head as he gets off Marine One, then tells reporters he ‘got sandbagged’ yesterday at the U.S....

CO Reports: Area officers work details in Boundary Waters

Brainerd Dispatch 06 Jun 2023
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Nevada school under fire for omitting special-needs student from yearbook

Raw Story 06 Jun 2023
"Mariela Azarpira said her son Samir Azarpira did not appear in Northwest Career and Technical Academy's most recent yearbook, The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported ... She also said no one in his class, which has about 10 students, was included in the yearbook," said the report....

Canada's Gee rewarded for Giro exploits with new long-term Israel Premier-Tech deal

Moosejaw Today 06 Jun 2023
The 25-year-old from Ottawa was promoted to Israel-Premier Tech's pro team in May 2022, signing a three-year deal in moving up from the team's academy ... " ... Canadians Carson Mattern, Dylan Bibic and Kelly Pickrell are on Israel-Premier Tech's academy roster. --- ... This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 6, 2023. The Canadian Press. ....

Dutch Report Warns About Negative Impact Of Climate Change On Health Of Citizens Worldwide

Forbes 06 Jun 2023
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences publishes report on climate change's impact on health, warning of dire consequences if we don't act to curb global warming ... ....

Academy Sports & Outdoors decreases 2023 guidance, posts lower-than-expected Q1 earnings

Business Journal 06 Jun 2023
Academy Sports & Outdoors reported lower than expected earnings for the first quarter of 2023, leading the company to decrease its 2023 earnings guidance. However, the company said it is still on track with its new store opening plan ... ....

FAI seeks access to corporate tax windfall to modernise all League of Ireland grounds

The Irish Times 06 Jun 2023
The FAI document, to be published on Thursday, explains the logic behind investing €816 million over 15 years to upgrade club houses, pitches, League of Ireland stadiums and academy facilities. The report states that 10 League of Ireland football stadiums ......

Beijing tells top banks to cut deposit rates again

Hong Kong Standard 06 Jun 2023
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