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Livingstone begins classes with students back, new safety measures

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SALISBURY – Later than usual, but well prepared, Livingstone College began classes on Thursday. Chief Operating Officer Anthony Davis said if the college did not feel confident in its safety measures, it would not have invited students back to campus. The college has taken on a litany of prevention measures as part of its re-entry plan. Everyone on campus, faculty, students and staff, were tested for COVID-19. The campus was also sanitized with electrostatic sprayers ahead of students arriving. An antimicrobial finish was applied to surfaces, and there are hand sanitizing stations throughout the campus, along with enhanced cleaning protocols and a mask requirement. Davis is happy the college is able to have in-person classes at all and said the college saw some transfers from students who felt safer with the level of prevention measures at Livingstone. Davis said it is especially important for the college to take on the additional protocols, which by and large exceed those of other nearby colleges and universities, because Livingstone is a historically Black college, and the African American community has been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Davis described the campus as a masked community. Students who live on campus and arrived over the past week were tested before they moved into their rooms. The college wants to identify anyone who could be an asymptomatic spreader so it can stop people from unknowingly infecting others. Putting it simply, Davis said the college wants to keep its students safe. Senior SGA President and criminal justice major …

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The Sumter County School District welcomes Dr. Lamont Moore

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The Sumter County School District welcomes Dr. Lamont Moore as Director of Testing, Accountability, Gifted and Talented and Title III. Lamont received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Livingstone College (class of 1999), a Master’s of Science degree in Educational Administration from the University of Scranton and Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Gardner Webb University. He has educated, tutored and mentored students from kindergarten to twelfth grade. He began his professional career in 1999 in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district serving as teacher, lead teacher and Gifted Education Program Facilitator. In 2007, he became a school administrator in the Cabarrus County school district and served as Assistant Principal of Instruction for 6 years. In 2013, he began work with the South Carolina Department of Education as Director of Advanced Academic Programs (Gifted and Talented, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate). In 2016, Lamont began his service as principal and served in both Lee and Chester County School districts. Lamont has presented at district, state, national and collegiate conferences (including the National Association of Gifted Children) on a range of topics related to instructional leadership and gifted education. He has published several articles with the K-12 Teaching Alliance and writes lessons (K-12) for TeachHub.com. While serving as principal in the Spring of 2020, Lamont provided graduate-level instruction to teachers for the Gifted and Talented endorsement. This was in partnership with Winthrop University. He is originally from Rock Hill, South Carolina, a proud father of two (Lamiyah and Christopher) and husband to …

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Livingstone College Professor Selected as Scholar-in-Residence at Oxford Summer Institute

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Dr. Da’Tarvia A. Parrish of the department of history and political science at Livingstone College was selected as a Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Oxford’s Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy. This interdisciplinary program aims to examine socio-economic, political, historical and cultural processes, in the age of globalization, that impacts notions of antisemitism, with the ultimate goal of developing antisemitism studies as a recognized academic discipline. Under the guidance of leading international academics, Scholars-in-Residence are required to develop a course syllabus and curriculum in the interdisciplinary study of critical contemporary antisemitism. While considering the program’s goals, Parrish said, “2020 has demonstrated the necessity of the mosaic world to yield to diversity, equity, and inclusion; for the human race cannot withstand the chastisement of its lacking. As narratives are constructed to convey and combat the times, successful authorial perspectives must center organic culture, and interrelate ethics and freedom as central elements of the narrative; to reclaim, reinvent and even, transmogrify humanity. What better place to start than an HBCU classroom?” Intended for professors with full-time college or university positions from across the globe, this international program aims to create a space for issues of antisemitism at a high level of scholarship. The course syllabus and curriculum is to be taught at the Scholar-in-Residence’s home institution for course credit, on at least two occasions, upon completion of the program. “As I journey into this opportunity, I aim to engage with the central purpose of producing curriculum that evolves in redemptive projects tugging …