In Response to: University History

It’s hard to believe the Nassau Weekly has been in print for 40 years.

Although the Nass has always stayed true to its roots as a source of quality investigative reporting in a style different from that of the Prince, over the last four decades we have also welcomed and celebrated the work of new voices: poets, storytellers, cultural commentators, satirists, and this publication season, for the first time ever, crossword writers.

In recent years, we have been immensely grateful for funding from WPRB 103.3 FM, which has supported both our content and our commitment to remain in print.

While a move to online-only publication would eliminate the bulk of our expenses, it would deem unimportant the weekly labor of love that puts the words of our writers into a tangible, beautiful form every Sunday. Breakfast-table conversations around the newest pieces and freshly printed Verbatims would take place behind individual screens. 

This year, we are asking for your help in restating our commitment to print journalism. Operating at a yearly loss is not sustainable, nor is relying on print ads for income. With our first-ever fundraising drive, we want to help WPRB help us keep the Nass free and in print.

Our special 40th-anniversary issue can be found at We thank you for your continued engagement with the Nass and encourage you to make a tax-deductible donation at

Caroline Castleman ’20
Serena Alagappan ’20