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Vanderbilt chancellor says school must end sexual assaults

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos has issued a statement saying the school must work harder to prevent sexual assaults.

The statement was posted on Vanderbilt's website after two former students and football players were found guilty in the 2013 rape of a fellow student.

Zeppos says he is "deeply troubled" that some students either knew about the rape or should have known and did nothing to stop it or report it.

"I will not be satisfied until campus sexual assaults are a thing of the past. And I want Vanderbilt to be at the forefront of that effort," the statement reads.

Zeppos says the school's efforts will include raising awareness about the importance of intervening when another student is in distress.

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