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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Boy, 14, found dead at Lewis Capaldi's old school 'died of natural causes' after police ...

The Daily Mail 09 Jun 2023
Hamdan Aslam, 14, who died following an incident at a school in West Lothian on Tuesday, died of natural causes, police said ... Hamdan Aslam, 14, who died following an incident at a school in West Lothian on Tuesday, died of natural causes, police said. A group of police officers pictured at St Kentigern's Academy in Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland....

Boy, 14, who died after incident at school had an ‘undetected heart condition’

Metro UK 09 Jun 2023
A 14-year-old boy who lost his life following an incident at a school in Scotland died of natural causes, police have confirmed ... Police confirmed that a post-mortem examination shows the youngster died from natural causes ... Police were called to St Kentigern?s Academy in Blackburn, West Lothian after Hamdan fell ill on Tuesday (Picture....

Seizures While Driving Highlight Importance of Early  Diagnosis of Epilepsy

Winston-Salem Journal 09 Jun 2023
Jacob Pellinen, of the University of Colorado in Aurora and a member of the American Academy of Neurology ... Our results can then help inform how to diagnose people sooner, with a goal of lowering the number of pre-diagnosis seizures on the road,” Pellinen said in an academy news release ... American Academy of Neurology, news release, June 7, 2023....

Quincy has picked a new police chief

The Patriot Ledger 09 Jun 2023
QUINCY — Police Lt ... Drug Enforcement Administration Drug Unit Commanders Academy in Quantico, Virginia, served as treasurer of the Quincy Police Superior Officers’ Association and chairman of the Metro Boston Urban Area Security Initiative's subcommitee on safety and security....

Piedmont Triad 2023 non-NCHSAA boys basketball All-Area team

Winston-Salem Journal 09 Jun 2023
1 seed and defending champion Concord Academy ... Winston-Salem police are looking for a man's body at a former horse farm Ask SAM ... 16 ranked Southern California Academy 63-49, made last of his 20 points vs. Combine Academy on a late game-tying free throw and game-winning buzzer-beater and scored 29 points vs....

Student Throws Bleach On Police Officer Trying To Break Up A Fight, Quickly Regrets It

Opposing Views 09 Jun 2023
we are republishing this story, which originally made the news in December 2017, amid nationwide discussion regarding police reform and the relationship between police officers and their communities. A Baltimore, Maryland, police officer had bleach poured over him by a student while breaking up a fight at a school....

Retired Deputy Police Chief Michael Kirby remembered as valued member of law enforcement

Yahoo Daily News 09 Jun 2023
8—GRAND FORKS — In a profession that faces a great deal of conflict, Michael Theodore Kirby, retired Grand Forks deputy police chief, found a way to get along with everybody ... He was also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and Northwestern's School of Police Staff and Command ... "Very police smart and very articulate....

We must learn from Hamdan Aslam school death, says Humza Yousaf

The Times/The Sunday Times 09 Jun 2023
Humza Yousaf has sent his condolences to the family of Hamdan Aslam, who died aged 14 in what police described as an “isolated incident” at St Kentigern’s Academy in Blackburn, West Lothian.Sponsored ... , ... ....

Hamdan Aslam’s death caused by undetected heart condition

The Times/The Sunday Times 09 Jun 2023
Hamdan Aslam died at Saint Kentigern’s Academy in Blackburn, West Lothian, on Tuesday after what police described as an “isolated incident”.Sponsored ... A post-mortem examination has now confirmed his death was from natural causes ... , ... ....

Seeking Her Own Path at STC

Texas Border Business 09 Jun 2023
Her duties include assisting with tours around the facility and help maintaining the equipment utilized in classes and training ... Established in 2018, the Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence is home to both a police and fire academy, as well as various public safety trainings for local, state and federal first responder professionals ... .......

Scottish boy who died following ‘playground incident’ named

Arab News 08 Jun 2023
Hamdan Aslam was taken to hospital on Tuesday after emergency services were called to St Kentigern’s Academy in Blackburn, Bathgate, West Lothian ... Police Scotland said they were told of the incident at 1.20 p.m ... The police did not comment further, but sources told Sky News “no criminality” occurred in the incident, which involved two pupils....

Warnings over disturbing TikTok 'Tap Out' challenge popularised by Logan Paul which is sweeping schools ...

The Daily Mail 08 Jun 2023
Hamdan Khaliq died after he was rushed to hospital after an incident at St Kentigern's Academy in Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland, on Tuesday ... 'The Police have clarified that the challenge was not the cause of his death ... Police say the teenager died in an “isolated incident” at St Kentigern’s Academy in Blackburn, West Lothian, on Tuesday....

17 students attend Muscatine Junior Police Academy

Muscatine Journal 08 Jun 2023
MCC has been hosting the Muscatine Police Department’s Junior Police Academy. This is the third year that the department has offered this academy program to youths in the area ... ....

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