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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Kal Penn "Disappointed" in Television Academy for Excluding 'Sunnyside' From Immigration Focused Panel

The Hollywood Reporter 20 Nov 2019
When the Television Academy hosted a special event on Tuesday evening titled "Immigration on Television ... The Academy described its immigration-focused event as one that would "bring ... The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to the Television Academy for comment. ....

Prep roundup: Basketball season begins with wins from LCA, St. Joseph girls

Ogden Standard-Examiner 20 Nov 2019
Patty Ramirez led all scorers with 16 points for Layton Christian ... ST. JOSEPH 34, INTMTN. CHRISTIAN 17 ... SPANISH FORK — Utah Military Academy (Riverdale) fell at American Leadership Academy in each team’s season opener. No stats were reported .......

Soccer-Tottenham Hotspur name Mourinho as manager

Canada Dot Com 20 Nov 2019
“He has a wealth of experience, can inspire teams and is a great tactician ... “The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me ... (Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Editing by Clarence Fernandez/Peter Rutherford) ....

Superbugs are threat to global population

The World 20 Nov 2019
In Canada, superbugs immune to first-line antibiotics account for 26% of the treated infections and caused thousands of deaths last year, according to a new landmark report ... That’s the scary picture detailed on Tuesday by the federally funded Council of Canadian Academies in a report titled “When Antibiotics Fail.”....

Teacher won’t be charged after allegations he used threatening language with students

Penn Live 20 Nov 2019
A Harrisburg teacher won’t face criminal consequences after recording of him saying he wished he could shoot one student per year went viral, according to reports. The Camp Curtin Academy social studies teacher, who has not been identified, was recorded saying, “What I said was, I ......

5G smartphone shipments quadruple as demand gains momentum

China Daily 20 Nov 2019
The total 5G smartphone shipments in the first 10 months hit 3.28 million units, according to a report by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology ... A CITIC Securities report predicted that more than 100 million 5G smartphones will be shipped in China in 2020....

Director of MU online K-12 academy leaves with lawsuit pending against the program

Columbia Missourian 19 Nov 2019
Zachary March retired as director of Mizzou Academy last week, Kathryn Chval, dean of the College of Education, told reporters Tuesday ... The dean scheduled the interview after reporters began inquiring about reports that March had left the program ... Chval said there are 403 in-state students enrolled in Mizzou Academy courses....

Iran, Pakistan discuss boosting military cooperation

Xinhua 19 Nov 2019
During the meeting held in Tehran, Mousavi called for further cooperation between Iran and Pakistan as the two sides enjoy considerable religious commonalities, according to the report....

Police Reports

Messenger-Inquirer 19 Nov 2019
The following list is compiled from reports to area law enforcement agencies. ... • Clothing valued at $1,088.89 was reported stolen Nov. 13 from Academy Sports, at 3051 Highland Point. • A bookshelf valued at $50, a TV valued at $200, and miscellaneous clothing items were reported stolen Nov....

USC President Caslen wants to run university 'more like a business'

SCNOW Morning News 19 Nov 2019
The appointment was controversial because of his lack of a doctorate degree – prior to becoming the newest president of USC, Calsen was superintendent of the United States Military Academy – and alleged statements during campus sessions ... Henry McMaster reportedly took an active role in the appointment....

Paying countries not to chop down forests works: study

Deccan Herald 19 Nov 2019
Now they know it does work, according to a study published Monday in the United States ... That amounted to a saving of 12.8 million tons of carbon emissions, according to the report carried out by Boise State University researchers and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ... GET IT. deforestation. USA. environment. Norway.