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Back-to-school money tips

Back-to-school money tips

by Kimberly Gilmartin, Times Contributor

October 24, 2017


Filed under News, Student Legal Clinc

With the new semester underway, new expenses come along with it.  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 y...

Academic dishonesty: plagiarism

Academic dishonesty: plagiarism

by Kimberly Gilmartin, Times Contributor

October 12, 2017


Filed under Student Legal Clinc

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 acknowledgment. The penalties of plagiarism can be perso...

Watch out for student loan scams

Watch out for student loan scams

by Kimberly Gilmartin, Times Contributor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Student Legal Clinc

With the start of the semester comes student loans. Don’t be victimized by student loan scams. Students need to be fully informed about the varied borrowing options, their interest rates and repayment terms. Scammers, along with legitimate companies, sense the fear among borrowers and try to work i...

Legal Clinic – Don’t rent trouble

Legal Clinic – Don’t rent trouble

by Kimberly Gilmartin, Times Contributor

July 6, 2017


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 st...

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...

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