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Mock trial of character in 'Fahrenheit 451' set

JAMESTOWN -- The protagonist of Ray Bradbury's science fiction novel, "Fahrenheit 451," will be the defendant in a mock trial at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Robert H. Jackson Center, 305 E. Fourth St.

At the conclusion, a panel of area residents will decide whether Guy Montag should be punished for crimes against the state. The event, part of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System's Big Read program, is free and open to the public.

"Our theater students and faculty have put together a first-class production that is both exciting and enlightening," said Randy Gadikian, director of the Daniel A. Reed Library at Fredonia State College. "Jamestown's own Judge [George] Panebianco will be presiding over a cast of Fredonia's best."

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Bona, Pitt-Bradford join in MBA program

St. Bonaventure University has signed an agreement that will allow accounting students of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford to enroll in St. Bonaventure's five-year MBA accounting program.

Pitt-Bradford students who earn a bachelor's degree in accounting and meet established admissions standards for St. Bonaventure's 150-hour accounting program are guaranteed acceptance into the program.

"This is the first time in years we've partnered academically with Pitt-Bradford, and we hope it lays the groundwork for future initiatives together," said Michael Fischer, provost and vice president for academic affairs at St. Bonaventure.

Pitt-Bradford accounting students interested in the program must be juniors and are required to apply by Feb. 1.

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