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Colleges Struggle To Stop And Respond To Sexual Violence On Campus

One of the 55 higher education institutions under federal investigation for their handling of sexual assault cases is this week hosting a national summit on the subject.

Administrators, students and experts from across the country are at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire for the Summit on Sexual Assault on College Campuses, a conference focused on prevention, education and response.

The event takes place amid growing calls for action. In April, a presidential task force released guidelines that pressure universities and colleges to crack down on campus sexual violence.

But just this month, a congressional survey found that 40 percent of the nation’s schools have not investigated claims over the past five years.

Attending the conference is Jane Stapleton, who has been fighting the battle against sexual and relationship violence for almost three decades. She speaks with Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti about the issue.

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Dartmouth is one of the 55 higher education institutions under federal investigation for their handling of sexual assault cases. This week the university is hosting a national summit on the subject.  (Kane5187/Wikimedia Commons)
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Dartmouth is one of the 55 higher education institutions under federal investigation for their handling of sexual assault cases. This week the university is hosting a national summit on the subject. (Kane5187/Wikimedia Commons)

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