Editorial: IU-Indianapolis blacklisted us after we covered their ‘bondage’ event

IN THE NEWS – IUPUI recently canceled its ‘Introduction to Bondage’ workshop after The Collegiate Commons wrote about the event, resulting in backlash online and coverage by Libs of TikTok, the New York Post, Brietbart, Campus Reform, and others. However, the school appeared more concerned about public relations than transparency, protection of their students, or of freedom of the press, as they blacklisted The Collegiate Commons editorial staff as a result of the story (Photo Credit: Campus Reform).

Campus Reform correspondent Emma Arns obtained an email from the school in which Dr. Eric Weldy, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, said our former editor-in-chief is ‘not someone who can be trusted’ and discouraged faculty and staff from speaking with him. Weldy also referred to The Collegiate Commons as an ‘illegitimate’ news publication.

We leave it to the readers to decide whether sharing the facts about an event makes a publication illegitimate. As far as we were aware, that was our whole purpose!

Read the full story, which includes a response by our editor-in-chief, at the link below.

https://www.campusreform.org/article/iupui-calls-campus-reform-correspondent-not-trusted-introduction-bondage-piece-exclusive/25076

The Collegiate Commons is an independent student news publication centered at IU-Indianapolis. The editorial board is grateful to Campus Reform for continuing to follow-up on this story.

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2 thoughts on “Editorial: IU-Indianapolis blacklisted us after we covered their ‘bondage’ event

  1. Very smart move by IU Indianapolis administration! I read a lot of the articles on this site and it seems like there is very clearly a right-wing and pro-religion bias. It’s fine to have that bias if you do but I think it is important for this newspaper to be honest and upfront about it as well because most of the articles do seem to be fairly one-sided and have a very clear bias that can even be percieved as insensitive from a large group of people.

    Just some constructive criticism. Hope you all see it that way.

    1. Appreciate it, Nathan. Like every other media publication, our news focus aligns with our mission statement, which in our case, is based on the Christian social tradition. That being said, we pride ourselves on factual reporting. If you see any errors, please let me know.

      “For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”

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