Write-In: “Commencement 2018: Lemony Snicket, Anita Hill, and Silencing Women of Color in the Age of #MeToo”

On February 15th, President Roth emailed an announcement of this year’s commencement speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients. The 186th Commencement Address will be delivered by Daniel Handler ’92, also known under his pen name Lemony Snicket. Fellow degree recipients are Anita Hill, Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University, and Joshua Boger ’73, […]

The Lemony Snicket Roundup

In case you missed it, Daniel Handler ‘92 (aka Lemony Snicket) came to Wesleyan last week to speak in promotion of his new novel We Are Pirates. Handler’s visit has been covered by multiple campus publications, and the discord surrounding his visit, in other words, the racist joke he made last year when he was […]

2014: A Very Wesleying Year In Review

Guys, here’s the deal. We’re all feeling really old again because 2014 is over now, and that’s what happens each time you celebrate another year having come and gone. But before we can settle into 2015, which a previous year tried to warn us about (????), it’s time for your annual Wesleying Year in Review. […]

Lemony Snicket ’92, Promoting Scary New Book, Will Answer Your Questions Now

Lemony Snicket sure knows a thing or two about fear. The mysterious Daniel Handler ’92, author of A Series of Unfortunate Events, will be taking over the Huffington Post Book’s Twitter account (@HuffPostBooks) this afternoon from 3:15 PM to about 3.45 PM. The topic of discussion will be fear. And not just because Snicket/Handler (Snicker?) is sort of a creepy guy. […]

Apply To Become A Wesleyan Student Poet

Want to join the coveted ranks of WesCelebs Claire Dougherty ’13 and Daniel Handler ’92? You can start by applying to become a Wesleyan student poet, as Handler did in 1991. Max Bevilacqua ’12 knows how: Are you a poet? Then apply for Writing At Wesleyan’s Poetry Contest for a chance to become an official […]

From The Argives: Student Poet Combines Humor with Profundity

Handler: “I’m aware of the fact that I’m a semi-pretentious liberal arts student. I don’t think anything I feel is terribly important to anybody else.” Continuing our recent slew of notable alumni coverage (never change, Das Racist, Joss Whedon ’87, bear-fighting Vermont governor Peter Shumlin ’79), here’s one I recently stumbled upon in the archives. […]

Rothupy Wall Street: Roth on OWS, Education, Equality in Academia

“In big lecture halls, students can’t buy the best seats or arrange for extra help sessions with their parents’ checkbooks.” Above, a group of Occupy Atlanta protesters link arms on Peachtree Street as city police move in to make arrests. Hours earlier, Mayor Kasim Reed revoked an executive order permitting the protesters to remain in […]

Lemony Snicket @ Fayerweather

Daniel Handler, Wesleyan class of 1992, is a novelist, screenwriter, children’s book author, and musician. His fiction includes the formally adventurous novels Watch Your Mouth and The Basic Eight, and the recent short-story collection Adverbs. He has played accordion on The Magnetic Fields’ wildly popular three-album set 69 Love Songs. Under the pen name Lemony […]