North Central College in the News

North Central College political scientists take over Chicago media outlets

Mar 29, 2023

Stephen Maynard Caliendo and Suzanne Chod breakdown the Chicago mayoral race

In the closing days of the April 4 Chicago mayoral election, the final two candidates—Brandon Johnson and Paul Vallas—are racing to garner those final commitments of support across the city. The contest has increasingly centered on crime and public safety, pitting Vallas’ tough-on-crime approach against the more reform-minded proposals of Johnson, who has called for the city to address the root causes of crime.

As the candidates make their final rounds, influencing voters along the way, North Central College political scientists are taking to the media spotlight to breakdown key elements behind the election. Stephen Maynard Caliendo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Suzanne Chod, professor of political science, have both participated in many interviews, where they’ve shared analysis on debates, campaign funds, and more.

Click the following links to watch the coverage: