News Briefs



All-American Athletes

Sixteen Colby students, including a record four women’s lacrosse players in one season, earned All-America honors in eight sports during 2006-07. The list of All-Americans for each of the past five years is online, along with 2007 fall schedules and recent sports news at

Colby Grad is Ambassador

Patrick Duddy ’72 was confirmed June 28 as the new U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela. El Universal, Venezuela’s leading newspaper, reported that Duddy is likely to be one of the “highest-ranking career diplomats in the Western hemisphere” and to improve diplomatic ties, which were strained under his predecessor.

Goodwin Remembers Lady Bird

With the news of the death of Lady Bird Johnson in July, Doris Kearns Goodwin ’64 was called on by the media to help remember this former First Lady. Goodwin wrote the best-selling book Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream. On NBC Nightly News, Goodwin said of Lady Bird Johnson, “She gave him a love that was steady and never fickle the way politics was.”

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