North Central College in the News

North Central College dean interviewed on FOX 32 Chicago

Jan 17, 2022

Stephen Maynard Caliendo weighed in on Supreme Court announcing Biden administration overstepping authority with vaccine mandate

The Supreme Court issued two key rulings Thursday, Jan. 13 about vaccine mandates. In a six to three ruling, the Supreme Court said the Biden administration overstepped its authority by trying to impose a new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule that employees at businesses with at least 100 workers be vaccinated or get tested weekly and wear masks daily.

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College, interviewed with FOX 32 Chicago, where he discussed the concerns of the Supreme Court and the implications of the Biden administrations mandate.

"Essentially what the conservative justices ruled in this case is that this was an overreach by the Biden administration. That doesn't mean workers won't be required to have vaccines or tests, individual employers could do that, it's just that they will not be forced by the federal government to do so," said Stephen Caliendo, North Central College Political Science Professor.

Click here to watch the full interview on FOX 32 Chicago.