North Central College in the News

North Central College dean interviewed on CBS 2 Chicago

May 31, 2023

Stephen Maynard Caliendo discussed a preview of the Chicago Mayoral Inauguration

Mayor Brandon Johnson has been sworn in as the 57th mayor of the City of Chicago. Johnson took the oath of office Monday morning at the Credit Union One Arena - also known as UIC Pavilion. Johnson – a former teacher and longtime Chicago Teachers Union organizer who had most recently been serving as a Cook County commissioner – won the race for mayor in April in a tight contest against Paul Vallas.

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College, was interviewed on CBS 2 Chicago, where he provided a preview on the inaugural ceremony.

“From a policy perspective—and what we saw throughout the campaign—was that crime in the City is an important topic to take on,” said Caliendo. “I think beyond that, though, it’s coalition building.”

Click here to watch the full interview on CBS 2 Chicago.