I am so proud of the Class of 2020! You've handled this challenging situation with such humor and optimism. When the memories of Zoom lectures, grading policies, and take-home exams fade into distant memory, you'll realize how gracefully Cardozo handled a truly unprecedented global crisis. You'll also realize how gracefully you and your classmates adapted, surviving and thriving amidst chaos. That's no accident. Cardozo's faculty and students are widely known for their tenacity. No one works harder. Not Fordham. Not NYU. Not Columbia. Institutions of higher education have a core personality, something immutable about their culture that defines them and the people they attract. Ours is grit. Cardozo has grit that can't be matched. I'm so excited to welcome you into our alumni family and watch you show that grit to the world.
Cardozo Alumni Association, Commencement, Class of 2020