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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Recording Academy to Hire Diversity Officer, Establish Fund for Women in Music

The Hollywood Reporter 26 Jan 2020
... within the next 90 days, the establishment of an Academy-funded fellowship devoted to independent review and reporting on the Academy’s inclusionary efforts and  the the creation of a fund distributed annually to different “women in music” organizations....
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Taylor Swift won't attend Grammys

The Times of India 26 Jan 2020
Singer Taylor Swift will be reportedly skipping this year's Grammy Awards ... In recent days, the academy was hit with reports of discrimination, namely from Dugan. Her attorneys alleged the academy's "tactics reminiscent of those deployed by individuals defending Harvey Weinstein"....
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Grammys 2020: What time, channel, host, who’s performing and the fight behind the scenes

NJ dot com 26 Jan 2020
Dugan said she reported these allegations to human resources in December, along with examples of alleged conflict of interest and “voting irregularities" that she said were “made possible by the ‘boy’s club’ mentality and approach to governance” at the academy ... Variety reports Taylor Swift is skipping a surprise performance at the Grammys....
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Grammys are not rigged, organisers clap back

Gulf News 26 Jan 2020
The Recording Academy has said the live televised show will go ahead as planned ... Dugan took over as the Recording Academy chief from Neil Portnow, who in 2018 had provoked outrage by telling reporters that female artists and producers needed to “step up” if they wanted recognition in the music industry....
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Controversy and chaos: Why the Grammy Awards 2020 may be the most troubled ever

Irish Independent 26 Jan 2020
Established in 1959 and presented by The Recording Academy, the Grammys have featured more than their fair share of eyebrow-raising moments over the course of six decades ... Following his exit, a task force was established to review the academy’s lack of inclusion and diversity and it released a report citing 18 recommendations to tackle the issue....
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On eve of Grammys, ousted CEO Deborah Dugan has no regrets: ‘I had to defend myself’

The Los Angeles Times 26 Jan 2020
“This is about the Recording Academy. The Recording Academy must change ... Its final report, issued in December, cited a systemic lack of diversity among the academy’s 25,000-strong overall membership, the 13,000 voting members, the 40-member board of trustees and the nomination review committees....
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Taylor Swift won’t attend Grammys

Indian Express 26 Jan 2020
Singer Taylor Swift will be reportedly skipping this year’s Grammy Awards ... In recent days, the academy was hit with reports of discrimination, namely from Dugan. Her attorneys alleged the academy’s “tactics reminiscent of those deployed by individuals defending Harvey Weinstein”....
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Kala Academy’s open-air auditorium can be repaired, says expert

The Times of India 26 Jan 2020
There is no need for Kala Academy’s open-air auditorium to be demolished, it can be repaired, IIT-Madras professor Radhakrisha Pillai said. Pillai recently carried out an inspection of Kala Academy, following which a meeting was held on the institution’s structural audit....
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Mulligan wants Oscar voting system overhaul

RTE 26 Jan 2020
Carey Mulligan has said the existing format of the Academy Awards is not working, as ... The Academy, the body which oversees the Oscars, reportedly has more than 9,000 members who cast their ballots in January, and Mulligan reckons its time the voting system is overhauled....
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Oscars voting system not working, Carey Mulligan says

Irish Independent 26 Jan 2020
Carey Mulligan has said the existing format of the Academy Awards is not working, as she questioned how many Oscars voters actually watch the films they are supposed to be judging ... The Academy, the body which oversees the Oscars, reportedly has more than 9,000 members who cast their ballots in January....
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Billie Eilish, Lizzo lead newcomers charge at Grammy Awards

Canada Dot Com 26 Jan 2020
The Grammy winners are chosen by members of the Recording Academy, which is currently embroiled in a dispute over the departure of its new chief executive Deborah Dugan and her allegations of conflicts of interest in the nominations process. The Recording Academy has denied the allegations and the dispute is not expected to affect the Grammy show....
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Faye D’Souza Dropped From Lecture Series In Goa For Anti-CAA Stand

Yahoo Daily News 26 Jan 2020
The lecture series would be held from January 27 to 30 at the Kala Academy in Panaji. Art and Culture Minister Govind Gawade told reporters that her name was omitted due to her anti-CAA stand. D'Souza was supposed to speak on January 29. "“She was shortlisted but we were told she speaks against the CAA ... Also Read ... ... ....
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'Didn't know it's virus reservoir': Chinese travel blogger forced to apologize for eating BAT on ...

Russia Today 26 Jan 2020
A Chinese blogger has landed in hot water after a video of her enjoying a 'bat dish' resurfaced amid an outbreak of a previously-unknown deadly coronavirus, which has been linked to bat meat ... According to a report by China Academy of Science, the virus caused #coronavirus outbreak is very similar to virus found in bats....
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