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 alleges Deborah Dugan demanded ‘millions’ to withdraw her allegations and resign

The Los Angeles Times 21 Jan 2020
The war of words and inflammatory accusations between the Recording Academy and its recently sidelined President and CEO Deborah Dugan heated up further Monday as board chairman Harvey Mason Jr ... Recording Academy Board of Trustees chair Harvey Mason Jr. (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)....
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Brad Pitt jokes about failed marriages in SAG Awards speech as Jennifer Aniston watches on

The Independent 20 Jan 2020
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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Parasite Wins Big at SAG Awards, but So Do Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston

Time Magazine 20 Jan 2020
Bong Joon Ho’s Korean class satire became the first foreign language film to take top honors from the Screen Actors Guild on Sunday, setting itself up as a legitimate best picture contender to the front-runner “1917” at next month’s Academy Awards....
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Awards Season: AARP Movies for Grownups Airs Tonight on PBS Honoring Many 2020 Contenders

The Wrap 20 Jan 2020
Conan O’Brien and Adam Sandler attend AARP The Magazine’s 19th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AARP) ... Noah Baumbach and Alan Alda attend AARP The Magazine’s 19th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AARP)....
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What has Laurence Fox said? From Question Time to wokies – a rundown of the drama/furore

Metro UK 20 Jan 2020
Laurence Fox has been at the centre of a whole lot of drama over that Question Time appearance (Picture. BBC) ... Let’s take a look… What happened on Question Time? ... Advertisement. Advertisement. The woman said ... BBC) ... Advertisement ... The actor attended Harrow School and trained at the Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art (Picture ... Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images) ... ....
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What has Laurence Fox said? From Question Time to wokies – a rundown of all the drama

Metro UK 20 Jan 2020
Laurence Fox has been at the centre of a whole lot of drama over that Question Time appearance (Picture. BBC) ... Let’s take a look… What happened on Question Time? ... Advertisement. Advertisement. The woman said ... BBC) ... Advertisement ... The actor attended Harrow School and trained at the Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art (Picture ... Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images) ... ....
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Cartosat-3 seen adding strategic depth to India’s military capabilities

Live Mint 19 Jan 2020
As evidence, Isro released images of some sites in Qatar, captured by the panchromatic (PAN) cameras of Cartosat-3, launched into space in November 2019. The images of Khalifa International Stadium, the Aspire Academy, and Old Doha International Airport, clearly showed various features of the structures captured in those images....
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3 CEOs in 6 months: How the Grammys went from ‘step up’ to meltdown

The Los Angeles Times 19 Jan 2020
It tends to be a hangout for first-time winners or stiff-upper-lip also-ran nominees on what’s branded “music’s biggest night” by CBS-TV and the Recording Academy, which collaborate on the annual ceremony. So when the academy’s then-President Neil Portnow stepped in front of reporters following the Feb ... (ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)....
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Owen Farrell’s winning penalty sees Saracens defeat Racing 92 to keep Champions Cup hopes alive

The Independent 19 Jan 2020
Getty Images ... Getty Images ... Getty Images ... Getty Images ... Getty Images ... Getty Images ... Getty Images ... Getty Images ... Getty Images ... Another academy product who is proving undroppable this season, Earl looks destined to force himself into the England reckoning in the not too distant future ... Getty Images ... Getty Images ... Getty Images ... Getty Images ... Getty Images....
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#Megxit: Brits in UAE react, say they are disappointed

Gulf News 19 Jan 2020
Dubai ... ALSO READ. Harry and Meghan lose their royal titles ... family home ... Press Association ... Royal Rota Picture Andy Stenning Daily Mirror Prince Harry and Megan Markle at Nottingham Academy where they met Head teachers from the Academy, pupils as well Full Effect staff and mentors Image Credit. AP ... Image Credit. AP ... REUTERS/Toby Melville/Pool Image Credit ... ....
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Horoscopes: Jan. 19, 2020: Dolly Parton and Katey Sagal share advice

East Bay Times 19 Jan 2020
CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY. Shawn Johnson, 28; Drea de Matteo, 48; Katey Sagal, 66; Dolly Parton, 74. Dolly Parton (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy). Happy Birthday. Venture down paths you’ve never been down....
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Archie’s secret godparents are revealed as Prince Harry’s childhood nannies

Metro UK 19 Jan 2020
Tiggy Pettifer and Mark Dyer are reportedly Archie’s secret godparents (Picture. Getty) ... Advertisement ... Mr Dyer is reportedly still close with Harry despite his move (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images). Ms Pettifer, pictured here at Harry’s military academy graduation in 2006, was seen at Archie’s christening (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images) ... ....
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The first female Grammys chief was ousted just 10 days before the 2020 show over ...

Business Insider 18 Jan 2020
Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images. The first female chief executive of the Recording Academy was placed on administrative leave on Thursday, 10 days before the 2020 Grammys Awards, just five months after she took over the role. The Recording Academy Board of Trustees distributed ......

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