Jenna Schiferl

Roads Less Travelled | Endowment Intern Jenna

By Jenna Schiferl

Jenna in Walhalla

The past few days at ETV were full of new experiences. At the end of last week, I drove to Charleston with Aimee Crouch, Lynn Cornfoot, and Titus Davis to interview Michael Arad, architect of the World Trade Center memorial. Arad created a design plan for a memorial dedicated to the nine members of the Mother Emanuel AME church who were killed by white supremacist Dylann Roof in 2015. Prior to the interview, I researched Arad and drafted some questions to ask, some of which Aimee used!

Time Flies | Endowment Intern Jenna

By Jenna Schiferl

Interns Shannon Simmons, Rebecca Dymock, and Jenna Schiferl

As with each week I’ve spent at ETV, this one flew by. On Tuesday, I stood before a group of my peers, supervisors, and Endowment staff on Tuesday and presented an overview of what I've been working on for the past few weeks at the intern luncheon. I decided to create a PowerPoint presentation, but many of the interns showed a brief video showcasing a specific project they completed. I especially enjoyed watching my fellow Columbia intern, Rebecca Dymock, present her “Our Town” episode on Ridgeway, South Carolina.

History Lessons | Endowment Intern Jenna

By Jenna Schiferl

Copy of the Richard  Riley 1983 inaugural address

As I sorted through hundreds of historical documents this week, I was amazed by the parallels I found within the archived material and the daily realities of modern existence. On Monday, I started the process of compiling inaugural records related to previous South Carolina governors. I found these files online at the South Carolina State Library Digital Collection. The archives included documents like inaugural programs, addresses, and invites to official inaugural celebrations.

SC Republican Runoff Gubernatorial Debate Transcript, Video

By Jenna Schiferl

Republican gubernatorial candidates.

Below is a transcript of the Republican runoff debate between gubernatorial candidates Gov. Henry McMaster and John Warren. The debate took place on June 20 at the Newberry Opera House. Charles Bierbauer, dean emeritus of the University of South Carolina College of Information and Communications, and Andy Shain, bureau chief of The Post and Courier, moderated the debate and asked candidates questions.

Opening Statements

Home Stretch | Endowment Intern Jenna

By Jenna Schiferl

Newberry Opera House

Since I have only completed my fourth week at ETV, this might be a misleading blog title. However, after we wrapped the last live debate of the season on Wednesday, I got an odd sense of almost-nostalgia. Things will certainly start to slow down after the runoff election next week, and with no more live debates scheduled, it feels like the home stretch of election-season. This isn’t technically true, considering that the entire process will revamp again in the fall before general elections take place.

Warren Picks Up Endorsements Over Weekend

By Jenna Schiferl

Republican gubernatorial candidate John Warren

Republican gubernatorial candidate John Warren continued to campaign into the weekend ahead of the runoff vote on Tuesday. His campaign trail included stops in Beaufort and Greenville counties, among others. According to the WYFF News 4 investigative team, some of these might be strategic stops meant to maximize potential swing votes. He received endorsements from former challengers  Catherine Templeton and Lt.

Trump, Healthcare and Global Warming: A Runoff Debate Recap

By Jenna Schiferl

Gubernatorial candidates Gov. Henry McMaster and John Warren

Just days before the primary runoff election, Republican gubernatorial candidates John Warren and Gov. Henry McMaster battled it out in their final debate on Wednesday.

President Donald Trump was a strong presence in the debate, both in candidate responses and audience reactions.  Warren pointed out the irony of McMaster’s traditional political career compared to the outsider movement embodied by Trump—who endorses McMaster, despite Warren’s outsider status. During the debate, McMaster repeatedly mentioned the benefit of having a political veteran in office.

Primary Runoffs: What You Need to Know

By Jenna Schiferl

Row of voting booths.

The South Carolina primary elections are over, and there will be a runoff election for some candidates on June 26. Here’s what you need to know.

Ready, Standby| Endowment Intern Jenna

By Jenna Schiferl

Charles Bierbauer interviews guests and recaps the primary.

This week has been one of my most exciting yet. I continued my election research and compiled spreadsheets in preparation of the primary results. I wrote an election day “how-to” that hopefully cleared up some of the ambiguity surrounding the voting process. 

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