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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Former Millinocket police chief warned not to create hostile work environment for women

Bangor Daily News 07 Jul 2022
Such a crime, the letter said, could serve as the basis for discipline from the academy, which has the authority to suspend or revoke police and corrections officers’ licenses ... The new law required that the academy develop standards of conduct for new and existing police and corrections officers, violations of which could be grounds for discipline....

Authorities want to know why vehicle of Buffalo Fire Academy graduate caught fire

The Buffalo News 07 Jul 2022
Buffalo police are looking into a car crash and fire involving a man who graduated hours earlier from the Buffalo Fire Academy ... A vehicle hit the business’ parked tow truck, which pushed the truck into a passenger vehicle parked on the lot, pushing that vehicle into the Buffalo Police Department’s tow truck, which was at the site for repairs....

Massachusetts State Police trainee accidentally shot himself in the leg

Boston Herald 07 Jul 2022
The unidentified trainee was attempting to holster his service firearm during an exercise at the State Police Academy in New Braintree Wednesday morning when the ......

Ruchika wanted to be an IPS officer

The Times of India 07 Jul 2022
... of several police officers whom she revered as her idols ... Besides, the wall was also dotted with several inspirational quotes, photos of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy and Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration and exam preparation schedules....

Bridgeport settles suit with white cop who claimed discrimination

Marietta Daily Journal 07 Jul 2022
Jul. 7—BRIDGEPORT — The city has agreed to pay a settlement to a police officer who claimed in a lawsuit that he was removed from his position as an instructor at the police academy because he is white. The city ... ....

Liberia: EPs Agent Kollie Disrobed After Alleged Murder

All Africa 07 Jul 2022
Executive Protection Service (EPS) Agent Patrick Kollie, who shot and killed a motorcyclist late Sunday, July 3, 2022, in Police Academy Community in Paynesville, has been disrobed and investigated by Police in Monrovia .......

Alleged Police Academy's Shooter Arrested

All Africa 07 Jul 2022
The Liberia National Police has arrested one Patrick Kollie in connection to the shooting incident that took place last on July 4, 2022 in the Police Academy Community .......

UAB Names Daryl Green Next Chief of Police

The Birmingham Times 07 Jul 2022
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has named Daryl Green, Ph.D., as the associate vice president of Public Safety and chief of UAB Police following a national search ... Green is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Police Executive Research Forum, and the Michigan State University School of Staff and Command....

Before school resource officer vote, Cedar Rapids school board agrees to prioritize supportive services

The Gazette Cedar Rapids 07 Jul 2022
Under terms advanced June 14 by the council, the city has proposed keeping an officer stationed each in McKinley STEAM Academy and in Wilson Middle School, where police responded to a higher number of incidents this past academic year ... At the district’s request, Cedar Rapids police Lt ... The Police Department is 100 percent behind that.”....

Tooele Tech Holds Police Academy Graduation

Tooele Transcript Bulletin 06 Jul 2022
Tooele Technical College held their annual Police Academy graduation on Saturday, June 25 ... Tooele Tech’s Police Academy program has two certifications or “blocks.” ... This program is a fully functioning police academy offering day classes Monday through Friday, 25-hours per week....

NYPD makes fitness tests easier after increased retirements

New York Post 06 Jul 2022
The department replaced a faux 6-foot wall inside the Police Academy gym with a chain-link fence that’s easier to climb, according to official recruiting videos posted online....

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