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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Nobel Winner Peter Handke Compared My Questions About Genocide in Bosnia to a “Calligraphy of Shit”

The Intercept 06 Dec 2019
The Swedish Academy held a press conference on Friday for Peter Handke, the writer it selected as the winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature ... Original reporting ... In the winter of that year, I also reported on the sieges that Serb fighters had thrown over Sarajevo and several other cities, including Srebrenica....

Prep Roundup: St. Catherine finds its way past South Lyon, 26-23

Royal Oak Daily Tribune 06 Dec 2019
A collection of prep results that were reported to MediaNews Group.GIRLS BASKETBALL ... CATHERINE ACADEMY 26, SOUTH LYON 23 ... Catherine Academy girls basketball team opened its season on Thursday with a 26-23 win over South Lyon on the road ... Catherine Academy girls basketball photo gallery....

NDSCS leaders want ND to pay legal fees

Wahpeton Daily News 06 Dec 2019
Grindberg and I have been exonerated of any criminal activity related to the audit report that was released in April 2019,” Richman said ... “The report details the unauthorized and questionable use of state and local funds spent fundraising for the career workforce academy,” Gallion’s office previously stated....

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China Daily 06 Dec 2019
... by social responsibility, followed by China Samsung, China Huadian Corporation, Hyundai Motor Group (China) and Sinopec Group, according to a report recently released by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences....

Army drops football team's 'GFBD' slogan because of link to white supremacy groups

Stars and Stripes 06 Dec 2019
Officials at the United States Military Academy dropped a slogan used by the Army football team, "GFBD," after learning of its association with white supremacist groups ... Military Academy, told ESPN, which first reported the story on Thursday ... "GFBD" reportedly ......

Amazon, Walmart, eBay and Buy Buy Baby say they’ll stop selling inclined sleepers linked to ...

Chicago Sun-Times 06 Dec 2019
The American Academy of Pediatrics, Kids in Danger, the Consumer Federation of America, Consumer Reports and others have urged parents and caregivers to stop using the sleepers because babies’ heads can loll into an unnatural position and they can be asphyxiated as a result....

Man arrested after alleged threat to shoot day care center

The Washington Times 06 Dec 2019
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Homeless man arrested after shooting threat at preschool

The Los Angeles Times 06 Dec 2019
SACRAMENTO —  ... Officers responded to reports that a man was threatening a shooting at the Academy 4 Kids preschool and day care, and the center was locked down, West Sacramento police spokesman Sgt ... ....

Brucellosis cases confirmed in NW China 06 Dec 2019
LANZHOU, Dec ... Four suspected cases of brucellosis, all from the Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, were reported by the First Hospital of Lanzhou University on Monday, the city's health commission said....

Prison guard trainees ordered fired after photo of Nazi salute emerges

Atlanta Journal 06 Dec 2019
News of the photo first was reported by WSAZ, an NBC affiliate in Kanawha County. The station said Friday that only a cadet and two academy trainers had been fired so far, and that 34 others had been suspended without pay.  ... Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed ... ....