North Central College in the News

North Central College political scientists interviewed across Chicago media networks

By Kelly Murphy

Jun 29, 2023

Stephen Caliendo, William Muck, and Suzanne Chod provided analysis of Trump criminal cases

For the first 234 years of the nation’s history, no American president or former president was indicted. That changed in March 2023, when former President Donald Trump was charged with 34 felony counts in connection with hush money payments. Less than three months later, he was indicted again – this time on 37 felony counts for mishandling classified documents and impeding investigators. And two other ongoing criminal probes, both related to 2020 election interference, may prompt further indictments of Trump and his allies.

Throughout the month of June, North Central College’s political experts have followed and tracked the progress of the criminal cases made against Trump. Stephen Maynard Caliendo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, William Muck, professor and chair of the political science department, and Suzanne Chod, professor of political science, have aided the media in providing up-to-date analysis on what these criminal charges mean and their implications on Trump’s future.

Click the following media coverage to see the College’s experts in action: