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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Nicholas Paul Andes

The Star Democrat 01 Oct 2023
He also was a proud graduate of the Saint Michaels Police Department Citizens Academy ... In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Saint Michaels Police Department or the Saint Michaels Fire Department ... ....

William Mike Earley

Henderson News 01 Oct 2023
William Mike Earley. HENDERSON — William Michael (Mike) Earley, 81, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2023 at UT Health Hospital Henderson, Texas ... During his KC tenure, Mike was instrumental in the establishment of the college’s police and fire academies. Mike led efforts to create Kilgore College’s Fire Academy in 1989 ... .......

Rape, beatings and racial slurs: None of it was enough to shut down this Idaho youth facility

The Spokesman-Review 01 Oct 2023
Police were there frequently breaking up fights, returning runaways or putting on handcuffs because staff couldn’t handle dangerous situations on their own ... Boise Girls Academy, for comparison, has averaged 1.3 police calls per week since 2018, records show, but its capacity is three times that of Cornerstone ... Hours later, Smidt notified police....

NYPD school safety cadet posts GoFundMe page to get money for Academy

New York Post 30 Sep 2023
that the academy requires,” the 32-year-old wrote ... Grimes said he’s attending the NYPD Academy to become a school safety agent to prevent juveniles from getting into trouble.Richard Harbus ... Police Academy recruits need to have 60 college credits ... School Safety Agents attend the Police Academy for up to 17 weeks....

Woodland Police Department Lieutenant Vikki Danzl graduates from FBI National Academy

The Daily Democrat 30 Sep 2023
Earlier this month, Woodland Police Department Lieutenant Vikki Danzl graduated from the 287th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia ... The academy looks to connect and improve the administration of justice in police departments and law enforcement agencies all ......

State Police Sees Jump in Cadet Applications Following Removal of College Credit Requirement

Explore Clarion 30 Sep 2023
– The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) announced on Thursday, September 28, that a total of 1,217 applicants have applied for the Academy since college credit requirements for the position of trooper were removed one month ago....

State Police See Jump in Cadet Applications Following Removal of College Credit Requirement

Explore Clarion 30 Sep 2023
– The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) announced on Thursday, September 28, that a total of 1,217 applicants have applied for the Academy since college credit requirements for the position of trooper were removed one month ago....

Methuen leaders applaud charges against former police chief, officer

Cleburne Times-Review 30 Sep 2023
... had graduated from a police academy when he had not," according to a joint statement released Thursday evening ... He is accused, in part, of forging a document showing he attended a police academy which he did not, following his questionable hiring by Solomon, authorities said....

Punjab chief secy asks all to work together to eliminate drug menace

Indian Express 30 Sep 2023
The Punjab Police should be empowered by conducting a special session at the Punjab Police Academy Phillaur to speed up the prosecution of these cases and train them on the process of seizure of assets. Verma said that instructions were given to the police department to speed up ......

Mid-Buchanan student earns title of honorary deputy

News-Press Now 30 Sep 2023
Blake Templeton, a Mid-Buchanan student diagnosed with cerebral palsy and other medical issues, has wanted to be a police officer since he was 4 years old ... For the past couple of years, he’s saved up hundreds of dollars to attend the police academy, but due to his medical condition, his mother knew Blake would not be able to become a police officer....

New police commissioner brings experience, focus on service

The Philadelphia Tribune 30 Sep 2023
He has also graduated from the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, School of Police Staff and Command, the FBI's National Academy, and the Police Executive Research Forum's Senior Management Institute for Police ... The shooting of Irizarry by former officer, Mark Dial, has reignited concerns over police accountability....

Thousands more workers join strike

Dothan Eagle 30 Sep 2023
Jeep maker Stellantis was spared from the third round of strikes ... A nearby metal parts stamping plant will remain open, Fain said ... Houston Academy defeats Rehobeth. The Chicago Ford plant makes the Ford Explorer and Explorer Police Interceptors, as well as the Lincoln Aviator SUV. The Explorer Interceptor is the nation's top-selling police vehicle. ....

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Financial Express 30 Sep 2023
Follow Us. Title. These Are The Plunderers. Authors. Gretchen Morgenson & Joshua Rosner ... Title ... Meeran Chadha Borwankar graduated from the National Police Academy as the sole woman of its 1981 batch ... Borwankar’s steadfast efforts saw her become Maharashtra’s first woman district police chief as well as its first woman police commissioner.  ... ....

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