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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Trio share Nobel Economics Prize for work on poverty alleviation

Finger Lakes Times 14 Oct 2019
"The 2019 Economic Sciences Laureates' research findings have dramatically improved our ability to fight poverty in practice," the academy said ... "I think this comes at an extremely opportune and important time," she said, speaking on the phone to reporters at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences....

From Tihar jail inmate to Nobel laureate: Meet Abhijit Banerjee

The Siasat Daily 14 Oct 2019
Announcing the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said that the research conducted by this year’s laureates has considerably improved the ability to fight global poverty ... According to the report published in Economic Times, Mr....

New research confirms self-reported suicide attempts on the rise for Black teens

The Grio 14 Oct 2019
The two uncovered that self-reported suicide attempt rates for Black adolescents rose 73% over the study period of 1991-2017. By comparison, self-reported suicide attempt rates fell 7.5% in white adolescents ... There was a significant increase in injuries from self-reported suicide attempts in Black male teenagers....

Budget 2020: Law and Order - Cash payments over €10,000 will be not allowed for purchases

Independent Online 14 Oct 2019
Work will continue to establish the Integration Academy, which will offer services to those that will be obliged to follow an integration program. MoneyVal report - Financial Organised Crimes Agency to be established. Speaking about the MoneyVal report, Scicluna said that the ......

Deputies investigate possible overdose of 5-year-old girl

The Oakland Press 13 Oct 2019
The child was found falling in and out of consciousness, reportedly ... The Oakland County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of threats made by a 14-year-old student at the Pontiac Academy of Excellence Friday…....

City of Fort Collins Earns National Accreditation in Parks and Recreation

North Forty News 13 Oct 2019
The process for accreditation involves a formal application, self-assessments, a site visit by a team of trained visitors that results in a written report, and a hearing with the Commission to grant accreditation ... annual report and participate in a full review again in five years....

Deputies: 14-year-old questioned for school threats

The Oakland Press 13 Oct 2019
The Oakland County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of threats made by a 14-year-old student at the Pontiac Academy of Excellence Friday, Oct ... One student reportedly ......

Shelby Township woman arrested in Rochester Hills hit-and-run

The Oakland Press 13 Oct 2019
... a reported hit-and-run when the suspect drive past the residence ... The Oakland County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of threats made by a 14-year-old student at the Pontiac Academy of Excellence Friday…....

High schools: Holy Trinity football rolls to win

The Daily Gazette 13 Oct 2019
Marin has 27 goals on the season. FOOTBALL ... A — Not reported ... CLASS B ... Saratoga Central Catholic, MacPherson, 4 saves; Bishop Maginn, Not reported ... SCHOHARIE 7, DELAWARE ACADEMY 0 ... Delaware Academy scoring ... Schoharie, Bland, 4 saves; Delaware Academy, Liddle, 7 saves ... To report scores and highlights from high school games, send results to [emailprotected]....

Warbirds hold Colome scoreless

The Daily Republic 13 Oct 2019
No statistics for Wolsey-Wessington were reported. Wolsey-Wessington (5-2) plays Sunshine Bible Academy on Friday in Wolsey ... .......

High school football scores for Saturday, Oct. 12

The Los Angeles Times 13 Oct 2019
Saturday’s results ... NONLEAGUE ... Sacramento Johnson 42, Santa Rosa Academy 8 ... Bloomington Christian 56, Public Safety Academy 20 ... Flintridge Prep 52, Moreno Valley Riverside County Education Academy 36 ... Trinity Classical Academy 26, Vasquez 18 ... San Jacinto Valley Academy 58, Indio Riverside County Education Academy 0 ... Get our daily Sports Report newsletter....

Law Enforcement Saturday

Herald and News 13 Oct 2019
Klamath Forest Drive, 33400 block, assault reported Thursday afternoon. South Third Avenue/South Park Avenue, assault reported Thursday evening. Potter Street, 100 block, assault reported Thursday evening. Academy Avenue/Oregon Aveue, fight reported Thursday night. Daggett Avenue, 2800 block, assault reported Friday morning....