A few disappointed counter-protesters were there, however, with nothing to counter-protest:
There was a small crowd of reporters and curious students there as well.
Meanwhile, other Jewish organizations expressed their outrage. Too bad they couldn't actually send anyone there and get guaranteed publicity to focus on Carter's terrible record. Even YU's own Zionist clubs couldn't muster a contingent.
The alumni who promised to physically block Carter? Nowhere to be found.
This was most disappointing.
I haven't yet heard anything about the speech, or questions asked in the ceremony itself. But from everything I can see, Cardozo's dean arranged things to minimize the chances for anything embarrassing to happen from the very start, so I'm certain the questions asked were pre-screened to put a sunny face on the debacle.