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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Kelleher back at Leinster, Kearney future still unclear

RTE 21 May 2019
He left the Leinster Academy back in 2016 to join the Westerners and made 54 appearances. . It was reported back in January that he would be returning and that has now been set in stone.  ... "Over the last ten months or so we have been able to hand debuts to nine Academy players and they have deserved those opportunities....
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BTS’s J-Hope donates thousands towards school scholarships

Mashable 21 May 2019
The BTS member has shown his generous nature. He has reportedly donated approximately $83,900 through ChildFund Korea to Choontae Academy. ....
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Ice sheets are melting far faster than we thought - in a worst-case climate breakdown, coastal cities like New York and Shanghai would be swamped

The Times of India 21 May 2019
The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are melting ... A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports that the this accelerated melting could have " ... If sea levels did really rise by 6.5 feet, that could result in a loss of 691,120 square miles of land, the authors of the new report said ... NOW WATCH ... {{}}. ....
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What’s the difference between medicinal and recreational cannabis?

The Irish Times 21 May 2019
They say they are treating ever-growing numbers of patients suffering a range of side effects caused by the drug ... A 2017 National Academy of Medicine report stated ... File photograph ... It found that almost 50 per cent of those who used cannabis in the last month reported using weed; 28 per cent used grass; 2 per cent herb; and 2 per cent had used skunk ... ....
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School Isolation Is Hurting a Generation of Young People

Vice 21 May 2019
Matty and I went to the same school, a state school turned academy in Otley, West Yorkshire ... The Guardian reports that Outwood Grange Academies Trust, which runs 30 schools, does not allow pupils in isolation rooms to look left or right, chew, tap or sigh....
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Trump stumps in Montoursville

The Milton Standard Journal 21 May 2019
Trump also recounted the latest employment report, 263,000 jobs added in a month, which he said exceeded expectations. His attention then quickly turned to the press gathered on risers in the back of the airfield hangar, noting both the large number of reporters and implying that employment progress would not have been reported accurately....
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Food security: Community-led conservation needs to take root

The Times of India 21 May 2019
These issues gain significance against the backdrop of the InterAcademy Partnership report by 130 science academies last year that confirmed the global food system is broken, leaving people either underfed or overweight, driving the planet towards a catastrophe....
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'Anything can happen in Super Rugby, and it usually does'

Supersport 21 May 2019
</p>"Naufahu made his mark in rugby at Auckland's King's College in the mid-1990s and was named in the New Zealand Colts in 1998," reports stuff.</p>"Signed by the Canterbury Rugby Union academy, he played in pre-season games for the Crusaders ......
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Ongoing asbestos cleanup forces 2 New Orleans schools to spend another year at temporary spots

The Advocate 20 May 2019
The schools — Lafayette Academy in Carrollton and Rosenwald Collegiate Academy in Algiers — had previously been expected to move into their permanent buildings this fall ... Construction workers at Lafayette Academy botched an asbestos removal job last year ... A report was issued in July 2017, according to the lawsuit....
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Teaching new Bay Area police officers the difficult history — past and present — that ...

East Bay Times 20 May 2019
SAN JOSE — A group of 46 police officers fresh out of the academy reported to a classroom on the San Jose State University campus this spring for an unusual lesson in recent American history ... This year’s course was a pilot, but the department plans to continue it with future academy graduates....
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US Kids Aren’t Eating Enough Seafood, Study Says

CBS Sports 20 May 2019
American children are eating relatively little fish and shellfish in comparison to meat, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics ...Seafood consumption by children has declined every year since 2007 to levels not seen since the early 1980s,” the report authors wrote....
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Teaching new police officers the difficult history — past and present — that follows them ...

The Mercury News 20 May 2019
SAN JOSE — A group of 46 police officers fresh out of the academy reported to a classroom on the San Jose State University campus this spring for an unusual lesson in recent American history ... This year’s course was a pilot, but the department plans to continue it with future academy graduates....
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Conscious choice or child endangerment? Clashing views on Belgian report decrying kids' vegan diets

Russia Today 20 May 2019
A fresh report by the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine has sparked a debate for claiming bringing kids up vegan is ‘unethical.’ RT heard different views on the potentially dangerous parents' choice ... ....

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