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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Application period opens for 2023 Citizens Academy

Victoria Advocate 06 Oct 2022
Residents who complete Citizens Academy, the Civilian Responder Program (formerly called the Civilian Fire Academy) and the Civilian Police Academy will receive the Distinguished Citizen Award and will be recognized during a city council meeting....

Letters to the editor

Economist 06 Oct 2022
More focus should be paid to the “warrior” police culture, which is inculcated in police academies. The relatively brief, localised police-academy training emphasises the zealous enforcement of community service and a gung-ho spirit ... \nIndeed, the police must belong more genuinely to the society they serve....

New CIDG 7 chief promises to focus on solving ‘cold cases’

Sun Star 06 Oct 2022
Tagtag used to head the Kalinga Police Provincial Office, which is under the Police Regional Office in Cordillera ... He and Dalogdog were classmates at the Philippine National Police Academy and members of Kabalikat Class of 1998....

Queensland police inquiry hears allegations of recruits being taught racism, officers being raped

The Guardian 06 Oct 2022
... daily news podcast Queensland police recruits were taught racist attitudes at the state’s academy, including comments about Indigenous people that “you can smell them before you see them”, recordings obtained by an inquiry have revealed....

Retired deputy’s service earns Hall of Fame spot | OUHSD Hall of Fame

Chico Enterprise Record 06 Oct 2022
Glaude’, who had neither a car or a driver’s license, enrolled in the Oroville Police Academy. One morning as she left her home for her walk to the academy, Barney Gabriel, owner of a Yellow Cab taxi was waiting for her. From that day until she graduated from the academy six weeks later, Gabriel provided Glaude’ free transportation to school ... ....

'It’s 2022. It’s about time': In Corning, Kenzie Spaulding to be first female police chief

The Evening Tribune 06 Oct 2022
14, she'll take her place as the first female police chief of the Corning Police Department since its establishment in 1890 ... Spaulding attended Finger Lakes Police Academy in Canandaigua in 1999, then worked as a Wayland Central School resource officer in 1999 before getting hired at the Corning Police Department in 2000....

Middlebury Police Log: Police aid in car, motorcycle accident

Addison County Independent 06 Oct 2022
MIDDLEBURY— Middlebury police investigated a car-versus-motorcycle crash at the intersection of Route 7 South and Foote Street at around 11.10 p.m ... Police said those on the motorcycle were taken to Porter for evaluation, while the driver of the car wasn’t injured ... When asked, police said that no charges were pending....

'Wanted to be the next Grady Judd': Polk County Deputy Blane Lane was 'living his dream'

News Chief 06 Oct 2022
Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Blane Lane was "living his dream" working in law enforcement when those dreams were shattered early Tuesday morning ... "Blane was doing what he always wanted to do. He wanted to be a cop ... Previously ... In case you missed it ... Lane went to the police academy in September 2020 and was sworn in as a detention deputy in May 2021 ... ....

City Council Elections 2022

Hastings Tribune 06 Oct 2022
“The city also started a behavioral health unit in police services to ensure that we can better support families, while at the same time, prevent tragedies and support our police officers.” ... I also completed the Key to the City and the Citizens Police Academy ... I support the Police Department to exhibit their equipment to the public....

Indiana appeals court opens door for COVID-19 class action lawsuits against colleges and universities

Longview News-Journal 06 Oct 2022
Keller J ... Riding Shotgun/DNR Conservation Officer Tyler Brock ... Animals ... Annexation ... 1 ... A police officer employed by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi in South Bend may exercise law enforcement authority anywhere in the state, so long as the officer meets the standards of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and the tribe consents to statewide police powers....

'Appeals on Wheels' brings state court hearing to Northwest Indiana

News-Press Now 06 Oct 2022
"It was different, to be honest ... a ton of questions right from the beginning ... 1 ... A police officer employed by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi in South Bend may exercise law enforcement authority anywhere in the state, so long as the officer meets the standards of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and the tribe consents to statewide police powers ... ....

Woodland Police Department celebrate three promotions with ceremony

The Daily Democrat 05 Oct 2022
He was hired by the WPD in August 2000 as a police officer trainee while attending the Sacramento County Law Enforcement Academy ... After completing college, Bowler was accepted into the Sacramento Police Academy as a non-affiliate ... In 2020, she graduated from the Butte College Police Academy....

Ohio man groped 16-year-old stepdaughter on camera during online class: cops

New York Post 05 Oct 2022
Creep busted for sexually assaulting and robbing jogger in NYC park, police said ... An Ohio man was arrested for allegedly groping his 16-year-old stepdaughter during a virtual school class — to the horror of her teacher and classmates, police said ... 28, police told WOIO ... Tom Walker with the Berea Police Department....

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