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Holy Cross names science complex after Dr. Fauci – Boston 25 News

WORCESTER, Mass. – The College of the Holy Cross named its science complex after one of its most notable alumni, Dr. Anthony Fauci.

The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases graduated in 1962 from Worcester College. The school dedicated its integrated science complex to Fauci during its 60th class reunion on Saturday.

“I never imagined in my wildest dreams when I walked around this campus in 1958 and looked at the much smaller number of buildings than there are today, than one day a building – this marvelous integrated science complex – would be named after me,” Fauci said. “It was a great college 60 years ago; it’s even better today.

Fauci met with a group of about 30 students ahead of the dedication ceremony to answer questions about his time at Holy Cross and his career in medicine. Along with being one of the prominent faces of the country’s response to the pandemic, Fauci is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Medal of Science.

“Dr. Fauci showed us that humanity can be brave, kind and unflappable,” Holy Cross President Vincent D. Rougeau said. “We can trust science and avoid the ‘normalization of untruths.’ We can believe in public service and social responsibility.In the darkest hours and in the brightest spotlight, we can be cheerful, determined and hopeful.

Completed in 2010, the complex connects the labs to the science and social science buildings, creating an environment designed to encourage discovery-based hands-on exploration.

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