Fairchild falls to make way for the future

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After more than 30 years of use, Fairchild Auditorium was demolished Nov. 9 to make way for the school's new Learning and Knowledge Center. Fairchild has served as the site for lectures, courses, symposia and many events including the annual Match Day ceremony for medical students. Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2008 on the Learning and Knowledge Center, which will include classrooms, simulation-based learning centers, a conference center, student facilities and the dean's suite of offices. Until the LKC is built, events that typically took place in Fairchild Auditorium are being moved to other campus venues, such as the auditoriums of the Clark Center, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, the Chemistry Building and the Beckman Center.