Nassau Weekly

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Nassau Weekly
Princeton University
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Nassau Weekly Insignia
Type Weekly Newspaper
Founded 1979
Headquarters Princeton, New Jersey

Nassau Weekly is a weekly student newspaper of Princeton University. Published every Sunday, the paper contains a blend of campus, local, and national news; reviews of films and bands; original art, fiction and poetry; and other college-oriented material, notably including "Verbatim," a weekly overheard-on-campus column.

The paper was co-founded in 1979 by Princeton University students and University Press Club members Robert Faggen, later a professor of literature at Claremont-McKenna College, Marc Fisher, later a columnist for The Washington Post, and David Remnick, who became editor of The New Yorker in 1998.

About the Nassau Weekly

The Nassau Weekly is affectionately known as The Nass. Alumni include The Nation editor-in-chief Katrina vanden Heuvel, Vanity Fair national editor Todd Purdum, architect Peter Bentel, Television Without Pity cofounder Sarah D. Bunting, television critic Troy Patterson, New York Times reporter Nicholas Confessore, New York Times reporter David Kirkpatrick and Washington Post staff writer Theola Labbé.


On September 26, 2008, The Daily Princetonian reported that, due to financial problems and "a fundamental staff schism," the Nassau Weekly is in the midst of discussions to merge operations with the campus radio station WPRB.[1] In March 2009, Princeton Alumni Weekly reported on the acquisition of Nassau Weekly by WPRB.[2]

Notable Alumni


  1. Breger, Esther (September 26, 2008). "Mockumentary of Nude Olympics receives attention from officials". The Daily Princetonian. Retrieved 2008-10-07.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. W. Raymond Ollwerther (March 18, 2009). "WPRB acquires Nassau Weekly". Princeton Alumni Weekly: 11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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