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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Widow of Jonesboro officer who died during training says changes needed at police academy

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 26 Jan 2023
The wife of Vincent Parks, an officer who died while training at the state's police academy in July, issued a statement Wednesday calling for policy changes at the academy and for an apology from the academy for "lying" and "covering up" the details that led to her husband's death....
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Director of UI Police Training Institute announces retirement

The News-Gazette 26 Jan 2023
URBANA — Director Michael Schlosser is retiring this year after more than a decade of instructing up-and-coming law enforcement officers at the University of Illinois Police Training Institute ... Tens of thousands of police and correctional officers both local and across the state have come through the academy, established in 1955....
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Boarding school ignored teen's sickness complaints before she died, ex-staff say

Democratic Underground 26 Jan 2023
Taylor Goodridge, 17, collapsed at Diamond Ranch Academy in Hurricane, Utah, on Dec ... The Utah Department of Health and Human Services placed Diamond Ranch Academy’s license on “conditional status,” allowing it to remain open while the agency and the Hurricane >Police Department investigate Taylor’s death....
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IPS officers reshuffled, ahead of elections in Telangana

Deccan Chronicle 26 Jan 2023
G Janaki Sharmila, who was waiting for posting, was posted as Deputy Director, Telangana State Police Academy, Hyderabad ... Anasuya, was posted as Deputy Director, Telangana State Police Academy, Hyderabad ... Pooja Injarapu, Principal, PTC, Warangal was transferred and posted as Deputy Director, Telangana State Police Academy, Hyderabad....
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Penn Hills officials welcome 10 new police officers, all full-time

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 26 Jan 2023
Penn Hills officials welcomed new police officers to the municipality when Mayor Pauline Calabrese ceremoniously swore in 10 full-time patrolmen and women at the Jan ... The police department has 52 officers, all full-time, including the 10 introduced at the meeting ... “We have two in the police academy right now and three are on our hiring list....
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Utah Boarding School Ignored Teen's Sickness Complaints Before She Died, Ex-Staff Say

NBC Bay Area 26 Jan 2023
Taylor Goodridge, 17, collapsed at Diamond Ranch Academy in Hurricane, Utah, on Dec ... The Utah Department of Health and Human Services placed Diamond Ranch Academy’s license on “conditional status,” allowing it to remain open while the agency and the Hurricane >Police Department investigate Taylor’s death....
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Wait for the facts, evidence if you don't want to be duped

Daily Advance 26 Jan 2023
Long ago, when I was a rookie at the Virginia State Police Academy, one of our sergeants told us never to believe anything we hear and only half of what we see ... I want to recommend to all what I learned from the sergeant at the Virginia State Police Academy ... Keith Throckmorton retired from the Fairfax County (Virginia) Police Department ... ....
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Man’s prayer prompts lockdown

Uvalde Leader News 26 Jan 2023
Police say there was no immediate or direct threat to any person or school ... Jessica Zamora, public information officer for Uvalde Police Department, said Uvalde Elementary and Uvalde Dual Language Academy entered secured status, which means all school activities were conducted indoors only, as a precaution....
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Study recommends North Strabane Township hire police chief

Observer-Reporter 26 Jan 2023
Last June, supervisors approved a qualitative study of the police department ... Michael Hummel, professor of criminal justice and security studies, doctoral professor of Doctorate of Criminal Justice and coordinator for the Police Academy at CALU/IUP at PennWest California University; and Dr ... North Strabane does not have a chief of police....
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Remembering a titan mob-fighter, former state trooper, police chief, Vincent Vespia Jr.

The Providence Journal 26 Jan 2023
The 84-year-old former state police trooper and retired South Kingstown police chief died with his wife and his two daughters at his side at South County Hospital, according to South Kingstown police ... Then, he was accepted into the 1959 class of the Rhode Island State Police ... Pare's father had graduated from the same 1959 academy as Vespia....
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Recent gunfire concerns residents from small Alexandria neighborhood

Wtop 26 Jan 2023
Alexandria Police ... While many police departments throughout the region are suffering from staff shortages, Hayes said Alexandria is doing “pretty good” — short about 22 officers from a fully authorized force of 328, with 20 currently in training at the police academy....
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Gunfire frightens a quiet Alexandria, Va. neighborhood

Wtop 26 Jan 2023
Police Chief Don ... While many police departments throughout the region are suffering from staff shortages, Hayes said Alexandria is doing “pretty good” — short about 22 officers from a fully authorized force of 328, with 20 currently in training at the police academy....

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