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North Central College dean interviewed on NBC 5 Chicago

By Kelly Murphy

Jul 26, 2023

Stephen Maynard Caliendo discussed VP Kamala Harrris’ visit to Chicago

Vice President Kamala Harris visited Chicago earlier this week, serving as the keynote speaker at a national conference for Latino leaders as well as for a political fundraiser. Her remarks at the conference, which was said to have been one of the largest gatherings of Latino leaders from around the country, focuses on pressing issues like racial equity and social change.

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, interviewed with NBC 5 Chicago political reporter MaryAnn Ahern, where he discussed Vice President Harris’ trip to Chicago and it’s foreshadowing for the 2024 election.

“When an incumbent is seeking reelection, it’s impossible for it to disentangle sometimes, particularly with regard to speeches. What—and how much of it is about reelection and how much is it about connecting with constituents, sharing what we’ve done or what we’ve been doing.” said Caliendo.

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