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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The Irishman producers deny Mickey Rourke’s claim that he wasn’t cast due to Robert De ...

The Independent 19 Sep 2019
Certainly, an oversight from the Academy ... The academy, sadly, has never given Carrey a fair chance, despite winning over the world in the likes of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Man on the Moon and The Truman Show. Getty Images ... Getty Images ... Getty Images ... Getty Images ... Getty Images ... Getty Images ... Getty Images ... AFP/Getty Images ... Getty Images....
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Justin Trudeau brownface picture emerges from 2001 yearbook

Metro UK 19 Sep 2019
Justin Trudeau has apologised after the image emerged ahead of an election (Picture ... The image was published in the yearbook from the West Point Grey Academy where he worked as a teacher (Picture ... Time/West Point Grey Academy)....
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Justin Trudeau Trends as Twitter Reacts to Photo of Canadian PM Wearing Brownface at 2001 Party

Newsweek 19 Sep 2019
His hands and neck were also darkened in the image that was found in the 2000-2001 yearbook of West Point Grey Academy, a private institution that Trudeau once taught at. Time reportedly obtained the yearbook and image earlier this month from Michael Adamson, a businessman in Vancouver who had ties to the school....
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Canada PM Justin Trudeau apologises for dressing up in brownface in 2001

The Hindu 19 Sep 2019
Trudeau told reporters on his campaign plane in Halifax, Nova Scotia, after Time magazine published the image. Time says the photo came from the yearbook from the West Point Grey Academy, a ......
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Second photo shows Justin Trudeau at 2001 'Arabian Nights' party, where he seems to be the only one in brownface

Business Insider 19 Sep 2019
Trudeau on Wednesday admitted that wearing an Aladdin costume and using brown paint on his skin for a gala event at West Point Grey Academy in 2001 was racist, and apologized. Images of the party, which raised $160,000 for the school, held ... Wayback Machine/West Point Grey Academy....
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Duchess of Cambridge was "mesmerising" during her Downton Abbey set visit

Harpers Bazaar 19 Sep 2019
Back in 2015, the Duchess of Cambridge stopped by the set of the beloved drama at London's Ealing Studios ... Chris JacksonGetty Images ... William called it "one of Catherine's and my favourite programmes" in a tribute to the show hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Chris JacksonGetty Images. Chris JacksonGetty Images ... "It was lovely ... ....
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67 Years Ago Today; The US Govt bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering after trip to England

Democratic Underground 19 Sep 2019
Maland has identified this overt preaching as triggering a decline in Chaplin's popularity, and writes, "Henceforth, no movie fan would ever be able to separate the dimension of politics from [his] star image".[p] The Great Dictator received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor....
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2001 photo of Justin Trudeau in brownface makeup roils Canada election

Indian Express 19 Sep 2019
The photograph had been taken when Trudeau, then a 29-year-old teacher, attended an “Arabian Nights” themed costume gala at the West Point Grey Academy in Vancouver, according to Time magazine, which published the image ... He said the image could reinforce existing impressions of Trudeau as inauthentic....
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Mickey Rourke says Robert De Niro stopped him from getting role in The Irishman

The Independent 18 Sep 2019
Certainly, an oversight from the Academy ... The academy, sadly, has never given Carrey a fair chance, despite winning over the world in the likes of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Man on the Moon and The Truman Show. Getty Images ... Getty Images ... Getty Images ... Getty Images ... Getty Images ... Getty Images ... Getty Images ... AFP/Getty Images ... Getty Images....
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These Famous Actors Have Never Won an Emmy Award

Time Magazine 18 Sep 2019
Tommaso Boddi—Getty Images for AMCGiancarlo Esposito attends the Better Call Saul FYC Event at the Television Academy on March 26, 2019 in North Hollywood, California ... Lars Niki—Getty Images for The Academy OfActor, writer and producer Mindy Kaling attends The Academy ......
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Gregg Wallace shows off results of his body transformation

AOL 18 Sep 2019
Wilson/Getty Images) ... (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images) ... (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images). Gregg Wallace Attends The British Academy Television Awards At The Royal Festival Hall In London. (Photo by Antony Jones/UK Press via Getty Images) ... (Photo by Anthony Devlin - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)....
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Government gives €5m in emergency funding to keep IT Tralee afloat

The Irish Times 18 Sep 2019
There have been mounting concerns over the solvency of Kerry’s only third-level institution due to major operational deficits and a large shortfall on its new Kerry Sports Academy. Cash-flow difficulties ... File image of IT Tralee. It also found that the Kerry Sports Academy was facing a capital deficit of between €3 and €4 million ...    .  ....
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Cancer survivor Sarah Thomas becomes first to swim English Channel four times without stopping

Independent online (SA) 18 Sep 2019
London - U.S. endurance swimmer Sarah Thomas has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times without stopping, refuelling only on a liquid formula during her 54-hour feat ... Sarah Thomas reacts after she arrived to Shakespeare Beach, Dover in this still image taken from social media video CHANNEL SWIMMING ACADEMY via REUTERS ... ....

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