New diplomas for Temple University's Fox School of Business graduates

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My name is Juliana Bell and I am a recent graduate from the Fox School of Business, majoring in Finance and minoring in Accounting. As a former student of the Fox School and a witness to the education offered at Fox, I was appalled, saddened and angered by the news that not only did Moshe Porat allow the falsifications of records to happen, but that it was in his plan all along.

I do truly believe that the education I and my fellow graduates have received from Fox has prepared us for postgraduate and working life, and I look back on the experience with fondness. We have had the opportunity to be taught by some of the most knowledgeable professors and business professionals, and I cannot say enough positive things about the undergraduate advisers and the Center for Student Professional Development. Without these key members of the Fox and Temple communities, I know that I would not be where I am today, and I know that many of my classmates feel the same way. What Moshe Porat did does not accurately reflect the Fox School of Business in the slightest, and I am disappointed that because of his actions, the Fox School of Business name will be tarnished. I know that many of my fellow graduates feel the same way.

Taking into consideration the thoughts I have written above, I would like to ask for a new diploma to be sent to myself and my fellow Class of 2018 graduates without Moshe Porat’s signature. Fox was, is and always will be an excellent business school, and I do not want Moshe Porat’s name to tarnish our degrees or the work that we did to earn them. The Class of 2018 has worked exponentially hard to earn their degrees and earn their places in the business world, and I want my and my classmates' physical diplomas to reflect this and only showcase the names of those who I know have worked just as hard as we have.

I hope that my message is read, taken to heart, and that changes come to Fox because of my words. The Fox School of Business is an incredible establishment and I’m honored to be “Temple Made”, but some changes need to be made before Fox can call itself “Temple Proud.”

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