A Chapel Highlight

Duke to Honor Chapel Custodian

The Chapel's own Oscar Dantzler will be honored Thursday with the university's highest honor for distinguished service. Oscar will receive the University Medal along with former trustee Bruce Karsh during the annual Founders' Day ceremony.

Beloved by students, visitors and others, Oscar is the Chapel's custodian and unofficial tour guide and historian. He has served in the role for nearly two decades and in 2009 was profiled in the Philosopher Kings documentary on the insights of housekeepers at elite universities.

Read more about the public ceremony happening later this week.