(USNewsMag.com) – Dr. Anthony Fauci has become one of the most controversial figures in the pandemic. Republicans believe he should step down or be fired from his position as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). However, it seems that not everyone has a problem with the doctor.
Fauci’s alma mater, the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, is honoring the doctor by naming its science center after him. On June 11, the Integrated Science Complex will become the Anthony S. Fauci Integrated Science Complex. The director, who graduated in 1962, will celebrate his 60th class reunion that weekend as well.
We're proud to announce we will name our integrated science complex for Dr. Anthony Fauci '62, the nation's leading expert on infectious diseases, adviser to eight presidents, and Holy Cross classics major.
— College of the Holy Cross (@holy_cross) April 4, 2022
In a statement on the school’s website, Holy Cross President Vincent D. Rougeau said the doctor “vividly personifies the distinctive characteristics” of the college’s education. He went on to say the school is “thrilled” to celebrate the White House’s medical adviser and believes it’s “fitting” that his name will be on the science complex.
While Fauci’s college may want to celebrate him, Republicans like Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) want him out of the federal government. In March, the senator introduced an amendment that would eliminate the doctor’s position at the NIAID.
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