On Monday, the College of Holy Cross announced that it would be renaming its science center after Anthony Fauci this upcoming June. Fauci graduated from the Worcester, Massachusetts school in 1962, which currently has about 3,100 students.
“Dr. Fauci vividly personifies the distinctive characteristics of a Holy Cross education, and we know his life and work are already inspiring the next generation of empathetic servant leaders,” said President Vincent Rougeau in a statement. In order to further honor Fauci, the university’s science center is set to be rebranded as the “Anthony S. Fauci Integrated Science Complex” on June 11. The event is scheduled to take place during Fauci’s 60th class reunion weekend, according to a report from the Associated Press.
While attending Holy Cross, Joe Biden’s chief medical officer majored in classics with a premedical concentration. He has often credited his professional success and his lifelong commitment to social justice to the school, the AP reported.
“It’s fitting that Dr. Fauci’s name will adorn a complex designed to foster integrated learning across multiple academic disciplines – the kind of broad, collaborative and holistic thinking one needs to manage health crises such as HIV/AIDS, Ebola and Zika, or the current COVID-19 pandemic,” Holy Cross President Rougeau said of Fauci.
Fauci, who serves as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in addition to his presidential advisory role, continues to paint a gloomy outlook on America’s COVID-19 handling. Most recently, Fauci predicted an “uptick” in COVID-19 cases due to the “BA.2” variant.
“I think we should expect, David, that over the next couple of weeks, we are going to see an uptick in cases — and hopefully there is enough background immunity so that we don’t wind up with a lot of hospitalizations,” the White House medical advisor recently told Bloomberg’s David Westin.