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the groves of academe

Institutions of higher learning, such as colleges and universities, or higher learning in general. I've spent my whole career in the groves of academe, so transitioning to the corporate sector will be difficult.
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groves of Academe

the academic community. literary
This phrase alludes to the Roman poet Horace's Epistles, in which he says: Atque inter silvas Academi quaerere verum ‘and seek for truth in the groves of Academe’. The Academia was a grove near ancient Athens where a number of philosophers, Plato among them, taught their pupils.
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Referee Howard Foster stopped Groves in round nine after the younger man had put superstar Froch on his backside in the first round and built up a points lead.
Counterculture Colophon: Grove Press, the Evergreen Review, and the Incorporation of the Avant-Garde
Groves had less than 6 months of apprenticeship as an assistant to a Toronto doctor before beginning his practice in 1871 in his hometown of Fergus, Ontario.
Centuries ago these groves were the sites of human sacrifice and worship to the gods.
Members working to preserve 2 million acres of redwood forests from Big Sur to Oregon were impressed with Shulman's grove - and enchanted by the notion of a thirsty Los Angeles transformed by equally thirsty redwoods.
economy as well as an informal e-mail survey of more than 50 newspaper executives, said Groves, chief operating officer and chief economist of The Barry Group, a Bethesda, Md.
Trained in food technology in England, Groves (below, center) runs a consulting firm in Lithonia, Georgia, that caters to the candy and chocolate industry.
An estimated 80,000 acres of Florida citrus groves are currently infested with weevils.
It is easy to be overwhelmed by the sights and sounds of the bustling San Fernando Valley of today, but for many years it was the scent of the Valley's citrus groves that left a lasting impression.
As AMERICAN FORESTS continues its campaign to plant a memorial tree for each victim of September 11th, the organization recently had an opportunity to revisit one of the groves that started it all.
The trees--one for each person killed in New York City; Arlington County, Virginia; and Somerset County, Pennsylvania-will be planted this year as part of Eddie Bauer's Memorial Tree Groves campaign.
The zoo's crews collected food from city-owned eucalyptus groves found mainly on the golf courses around Griffith Park and scattered throughout the zoo, but the trees simply don't yield enough grub.
Spring brought a flurry of tree-planting activities for AMERICAN FORESTS' partners, as communities planted trees in global ReLeaf Forests and state launched Millennium Groves.