North Central College in the News

North Central College dean and political science professor featured in Chicago media

May 26, 2022

Stephen Maynard Caliendo and Suzanne Chod analyze SCOTUS leaked opinion on Roe v. Wade

The news site Politico sent shockwaves across the country in early May when it published what appeared to be an initial draft majority opinion — written by Justice Samuel Alito and reportedly circulated inside the court — suggesting that the U.S. Supreme Court intends to strike down Roe v. Wade. Chief Justice John Roberts confirmed the authenticity of the document in a statement but said it does not represent the court's final position. He's also ordered the Supreme Court marshal to investigate the leak.

Both Stephen Maynard Caliendo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College, and Suzanne Chod, professor of political science at North Central College, have been at the helm of the breaking news developments on this national story. Both subject matter experts have fielded countless media inquires seeking sources to help analyze the impact of this leaked opinion and the overall impact of striking down Roe v. Wade could mean for the nation moving forward.

Click the links below to watch their full media interviews: