North Central College in the News
North Central College dean interviewed on FOX 32 Chicago
Oct 26, 2022
Stephen Maynard Caliendo addressed UK Prime Minister Liz Truss’ resignation
U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned following a failed tax-cutting budget that rocked financial markets and which led to a revolt within her own Conservative Party. Truss was in office for just 44 days, making her the shortest-serving prime minister in British history. For 10 days of her premiership government business was paused following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Truss replaced Boris Johnson as prime minister in early September. Johnson was forced out by his party after questions were raised about his character amid a series of scandals.
Stephen Maynard Caliendo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College, interviewed with FOX 32 Chicago, where he put her premiership into perspective for the public.
“It’s bigger than just the 44 days she was at the helm, it’s the turnover over world leaders in such a short period of time—going from Theresa May to Boris Johnson to Liz Truss. It’s been a whirlwind the past couple of years. Now, of course the pandemic plays into that a bit, but that’s not only that.”