Ludovic Lemaitre

2016 graduate joins Randolph staff as sustainability coordinator

Sara Woodward '16 holds a chicken at last year's Involvement Fair.

When Sara Woodward ’16 left the Red Brick Wall after graduation in May, she didn’t go far. The environmental science major was recently hired as the College’s sustainability coordinator and assistant to the director of the Department of Buildings & Grounds. “I feel truly honored to work alongside the passionate faculty and staff here,” Woodward... READ MORE >>

Sierra magazine names Randolph a ‘Cool School’ for 2015

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Randolph is one of 153 higher education institutions across the nation to be named a “2015 Cool School” by the Sierra Club. Only two Virginia schools earned the honor. Published in the September/October Sierra magazine, the Sierra Club’s Cool Schools ranking is open to all four-year, degree-granting undergraduate colleges and universities in the United States.... READ MORE >>

Randolph employees recognized in Lynchburg Business magazine’s Top 20 Under 40

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Randolph College Vice President and Chief of Staff Wes Fugate and Sustainability Coordinator Ludovic Lemaitre ’11 are both featured in Lynchburg Business magazine’s 1st annual Top 20 Under 40 list. Randolph is the only employer with two honorees in the October/November issue, which was released this week. Lynchburg Business profiled 20 professionals under 40 years... READ MORE >>

National Wildlife Federation publication touts Randolph’s ‘lands-on’ experiences for students

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LYNCHBURG – Randolph College is the only higher education institution in Virginia featured in the National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) The Campus Wild: How College and University Green Landscapes Provide Havens for Wildlife and “Lands-on” Experiences for Students, which was released this week. The richly detailed guide highlights how colleges and universities are playing a dynamic... READ MORE >>

Big role seen for tiny houses

Hagay Haut (left) of Randolph College and E.C. Glass student Spencer Cohen take readings on temperature and humidity for the tiny houses they built on campus. (Photo by Jill Nance)

By Jessie Pounds, News & Advance Reprinted with permission Randolph College students study viability of small structures for sustainable housing A tiny house made of mud and straw might sound primitive, even prehistoric, but in a hidden garden on the far reaches of their campus, two Randolph College students are conducting modern experiments with these... READ MORE >>

Student research shows tiny houses can lead to big savings

Environmental Studies Professor Karin Warren and Sara Woodward '16 mix up a batch of cob as Sustainability Coordinator Ludo Lemaitre (center) adds more straw at the site where a tiny house could be built.

After hearing a lecture on the benefits of micro housing during the fall 2014 semester, Sara Woodward ’16 joked with Karin Warren, the Herzog Family Chair of Environmental Studies, about building a “hobbit house” on the Randolph College campus. The idea became a serious one in the spring 2015 semester, when Woodward took Warren’s Energy... READ MORE >>