U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the White House Summit on the United State Of Women June 14, 2016 in Washington, DC.
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By Megan Lasher
July 5, 2016

The Obama Administration has taken many steps to better handle sexual assault on university campuses, but the officials amped up their efforts by announcing that they will no longer visit campuses run by staff who aren’t serious about assault charges.

The Washington Post reported that, “According to White House officials, top members of the administration — including the president, the vice president, their wives and members of the Cabinet — will not visit institutions whose leaders they consider insufficiently serious about pursuing sexual-assault allegations and punishing perpetrators.”

This comes shortly after Vice President Joe Biden’s letter in regards to the Stanford sexual assault case, in which he said he was “filled with furious anger.” “You were failed by a culture on our college campuses where one in five women is sexually assaulted—year after year after year,” Biden wrote to the victim. “A culture that promotes passivity. That encourages young men and women on campuses to simply turn a blind eye.”

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According to the Washington Post, “Biden said in an interview that he would like the federal government to ‘take away their money’ if a college or university fails to change its ways.”

Read more about the announcement at WashingtonPost.com

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