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SOCIAL MEDIA: DOS & DON’TS

SOCIAL MEDIA: DOS & DON’TS

by Kimberly Gilmartin, Times Contributor
May 11, 2016
Filed under Student Legal Clinc

DO use social networking sites to consider educational topics and school projects. Group work can be done on Facebook by creating a private group and using it to communicate and post relevant information about the course or project. DO read “I accept” policies thoroughly before clicking. Technolo...

Campus awareness key to prevention

Campus awareness key to prevention

by Kimberly Gilmartin, Times Contributor
April 29, 2016
Filed under Student Legal Clinc

With the end of April comes the end of Sexual Assault Awareness month. Students who suffer from sexual violence need to know they are not alone and there are many resources available to help. They can contact the local police department, notify MATC Public Safety, call the local Sexual Assault Treatm...

What is Denim Day?

What is Denim Day?

by Kimberly Gilmartin, Times Contributor
March 22, 2016
Filed under Student Legal Clinc

April marks Sexual Assault Awareness month. According to the Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN), 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men have been the victim of an attempted or completed rape. Denim Day is on April 27, a day to show your support for survivors and to eliminate victim blaming. This day is in honor...

A Hunger Point

A Hunger Point

by Kimberly Gilmartin, Times Contributor
February 11, 2016
Filed under News, Student Legal Clinc

February marks the launch of the MATC Student Food Bank sponsored by the Office of Student Life. One in 10 of the 4.6 million people that depend on food pantries are college students. Between the increasing cost of tuition, textbooks and housing, some students are left unable to afford food. The foo...

Back to school money tips

Back to school money tips

by Kimberly Gilmartin, Times Contributor
September 16, 2015
Filed under Student Legal Clinc

Welcome new and returning students. With a new semester come new expenses. Here are some suggestions on managing your money. Manage your student loan debt. Student loans can be perplexing.  Take the time to understand your loan. Each semester, check the amount you have already borrowed and what yo...

Drinking and driving – summer safety

Drinking and driving – summer safety

by Kimberly Gilmartin, Times Contributor
July 2, 2015
Filed under Student Legal Clinc

Summer is here! With summer comes parties, cookouts and festivals and along with those events (for those 21 and older) come drinking cocktails. Don’t take a chance on driving if you have been drinking. Many myths about drinking and driving are just that, myths. Nearly half of all motor vehicle fatal...

Expunging court records

by Kimberly Gilmartin, Student Legal Clinic
May 11, 2015
Filed under Student Legal Clinc

Expunging a court record means the court seals the entire criminal case file, both paper and electronic, and will not allow anyone to access the file without a court order. If the judge orders a case expunged, any reference to it will be removed from the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access website. If someone...

Celebrate Denim Day

by Kimberly Gilmartin, Student Legal Clinic
April 21, 2015
Filed under Student Legal Clinc

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. According to the Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN), 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men have been the victim of an attempted or completed rape. Denim Day is on April 29, a day to show your support for survivors and to eliminate victim blaming. This day is in...

Don’t rent trouble

by Kimberly Gilmartin, Student Legal Clinic
March 24, 2015
Filed under Student Legal Clinc

What You Should Know Before You Rent: Landlords may not advertise or rent condemned property Landlords must disclose housing code violations they have been notified about, but have not corrected, as well as those defects they know about but have not corrected. Landlords must also reveal structural...

Learn at MATC, live at UWM

by Kimberly Gilmartin
March 9, 2015
Filed under Student Legal Clinc

As an MATC student, there is a housing option available to you that you may not be aware of. You have the opportunity to live at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus, at either Cambridge Commons or RiverView. Living in an academic environment helps ensure that students excel academically and...

It’s that time of year again

by Kimberly Gilmartin
February 28, 2015
Filed under Student Legal Clinc

Here are the locations and times for you to utilize free tax preparation. SDC – Chase Ave. 2968 S. Chase Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53207 Mon., Wed. & Fri.: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tues. & Thurs.: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sat.: 9 a.m. – Noon SDC – Richards St. 4041 N. Richards St. Milwaukee, WI...

Academic Dishonesty: Plagiarism Here

by Kimberly Gilmartin, Times Contributor
February 11, 2015
Filed under Student Legal Clinc

'Law Talk' With the start of the new semester comes an abundance of assigned papers to write. The temptation to plagiarize is strong with the ease of a simple internet search. Plagiarism is defined as appropriating someone else’s words or ideas without acknowledgement. The penalties of plagiarism ca...

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