academe academe  /ˈæ kə ˌdim/


  • (n) the academic world


  1. At the very least, the Brighton job seems to have been the work of a strange alliance of underworld and radical academe.
  2. Republican attack politics turned on culture, and suddenly both academe and the arts were full of potential Willie Hortons.
  3. Obama in academe proved to be more charismatic than academic.


  1. Hired by an algorithm: Entelo gets $3.5M to expand data-based recruiting

    Professionals are generating an ever-growing pool of public data that sends signals about their skills -- and their availability. A start-up has made a business of parsing that data for tech firms, and now wants to expand to academe and other professions.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: GigaOM

  2. Open Debate, Not Politeness, Is What Drives Nonprofit Innovation

    Everybody in the nonprofit world talks these days about innovation, but not about what drives change: open debate and critical thinking. In science, technology, business, academe, and elsewhere, people are encouraged—and are given forums—to express opinions and disagree with each other publicly.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy


  1. In the '70s, university president John Silber accused Zinn of arson (later retracting the charge) and cited him as a prime example of teachers "who poison the well of academe."
    on Jan 28, 2010 By: John Silber Source: Gothamist

  2. "Writers go out to Hollywood for the same reason stockbrokers go into business, and that's greed," Mr. Harrison said, adding, "Even when they're cheating you, they're cheating you at a level that's unheard of in academe, say. But I finally...
    on Jan 24, 2007 By: Jim Harrison Source: New York Times

  3. Sir Shridath, a former Commonwealth secretary general, said that all humanity, "and within it Jamaica, the Caribbean, the non-white world, the world of dance and culture, academe in our region and beyond have all lost in Rex Nettleford a rare...
    on Feb 3, 2010 By: Sir Shridath Ramphal Source: Jamaica Observer

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