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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Russia boycotts the Oscars amid war in Ukraine, will not submit film

Longview News-Journal 28 Sep 2022
Variety, the Hollywood Reporter and other media outlets reported Tuesday that Russia is boycotting the Oscars, citing an announcement from the Russian film academy ... Tchoukhrai told French news outlet AFP that the Russian film academy pulled out of the Oscars “behind his back.”....
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Study: Heatwave led to unprecedented melt of Swiss glaciers

Midland Daily News 28 Sep 2022
The Swiss Academy of Sciences reports that the shrinkage of ice in glaciers in Switzerland — which has the greatest volume of glaciers of any country in Europe — has topped a previous record retreat nearly a generation ago....
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Over 14.7 mn US kids infected with Covid

Suryaa 28 Sep 2022
Washington, Sep 28 (IANS) Over 14.7 million children in the US have tested positive for Covid-19 since the onset of the pandemic in early 2020, according to the latest report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the ......
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Heatwave led to unprecedented melt of Swiss glaciers

Swissinfo 28 Sep 2022
The Swiss Academy of Sciences reports that the shrinkage of ice in glaciers in Switzerland – which has the greatest volume of glaciers of any country in Europe – has topped a previous record retreat ......
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Grammy organisers mull separate category for Afrobeats

Business Day Online 28 Sep 2022
on a recent trip to Ghana told reporters that the Recording Academy was in talks ......
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Study: Heatwave led to unprecedented melt of Swiss glaciers | Mint

Live Mint 28 Sep 2022
The Swiss Academy of Sciences reports that the shrinkage of ice in glaciers in Switzerland — which has the greatest volume of glaciers of any country in Europe — has topped a previous record retreat nearly a generation ago....
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Russia surprises its own Oscar committee with boycott of the International Feature category

Hot Air 28 Sep 2022
During the 94th Academy Awards, Ukrainian-born actress Mila Kunis condemned Putin’s war in Ukraine ... Russian director Alexei Uchitel, another committee member, told TASS that he demanded a meeting with the film academy to discuss the decision ... The Academy has not responded as to what its decision would be to a submission from Russia this year....
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Over 14.7 mln U.S. children infected with COVID-19

People Daily 28 Sep 2022
27 (Xinhua) -- Over 14.7 million children in the United States have tested positive for COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic, according to the latest report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children's Hospital Association....
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Over 14.7M US children infected with COVID-19

China.dot.org 28 Sep 2022
Over 14.7 million children in the United States have tested positive for COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic, according to the latest report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children's Hospital Association ... to the report....
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Brawl breaks out at Trenton Ninth Grade Academy, students, security, parents all involved

Marietta Daily Journal 28 Sep 2022
Sep. 27—A Trenton school that gained notoriety last year for a brutal mob beat down of a student added a new chapter of violence yesterday. Parents stormed The Ninth Grade Academy on Perry Street as a brawl developed. Adults reportedly ... ....
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Swiss glaciers melting away at record rate

The Jakarta Post 28 Sep 2022
... a dry winter and repeated summer heatwaves, shattering previous ice melt records, a report revealed Wednesday....
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Raymondville Chronicle 28 Sep 2022
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Today In Johnson City History: Sept. 28

Johnson City Press 28 Sep 2022
One hundred and twenty-five years ago today The Knoxville Sentinel reported several items of interest to those in the Upper East Tennessee area. “A new academy is to be erected at Elizabethton.” ... A century ago today, the Johnson City Chronicle reported “Johnson City has four railroad depots, operated by the three railroads....

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