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Obama Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett On Combating Campus Rape

"When we send our young people away for college, we want them to have an enriched learning experience, and they shouldn't have to suffer from what we know is a crime," Jarrett said. "And it's happening to the point where it's really an epidemic."

Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, has made combating sexual assault on college campuses a top priority within the administration. As part of HuffPost Live's weeklong series into the issue of rape at universities, Jarrett spoke with host Zerlina Maxwell on Monday about the "epidemic" of these assaults and how the government is working to ensure a safer culture for university students. 

"When we send our young people away for college, we want them to have an enriched learning experience, and they shouldn't have to suffer from what we know is a crime," Jarrett said. "And it's happening to the point where it's really an epidemic."

Watch the full segment on the state of sexual assault on college campuses here, and be sure to tune into HuffPost Live at 11 a.m. this week as we continue our discussion of the topic. 

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