the groves of academe

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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But fortunately, in most cases the real world moves on despite the efforts of those of us in the groves of academe to pretend it doesn't exist.
Although musical comedy became her first love, she enjoyed her three years in the groves of academe and wanted more.
This, for a while, united the sons of toil with the soft-palmed Marxists, who were already plucking fruit along the groves of academe.
Peate is a writer who wears her intelligence lightly, taking you on an entertaining romp around an archaeological dig, Winchester Cathedral, the groves of Academe, and the art of forensic reconstruction.
Collins proves that if a tree falls in the groves of academe and no one is there to hear it or see it fall, it will still get deconstructed and analyzed to death.
Or maybe in the groves of academe, not all offensive speech is created equal.
Her native critical bias reasserted itself, however, when it was suggested she make a pilgrimage to O'Hara's grave in Springs Cemetery on Long Island: she bridled, resisted, and the theoretically minded will be relieved to learn that her 'interest in the life lessened considerably' on her return to the groves of academe (she is a Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales).
It is over forty years since Rolf Hochuth's The Deputy premiered in Berlin on February 20, 1963, setting off shock waves in the press, in the pulpit, and in the groves of academe.
Or you could retire to the groves of academe while you write your best-selling autobiography, The Blair Years.
Only Curt Leviant, who has been through it all personally in the groves of academe, can write so engagingly and ironically about the pettiness of the generic assistant professor out for fame and glory-and tenure.
He said his journey through the groves of academe to the slough of iniquity in his present job as chairman of the Criminal Cases Review Commission was pretty straightforward.
And I can only hope that somewhere out there in the groves of academe there may be another coven of editors gathering to perform a similar anthological labor of love for the great texts of the Grand Tour.
he also has the storytelling skills of a former journalist accustomed to writing for an audience that lives outside the groves of academe.
The trouble with most scholars, as Thomas Cahill knows, is they're too cautious to go beyond tending their tiny flower beds (or compost heaps) in the Groves of Academe and risk grand generalizations.
And in that case, Kenneth Starr would now be toiling anonymously in the groves of academe at Pepperdine, and a certain intern in a black beret would still be delivering pizza to the Oval Office without anyone even noticing her.