Jorge Cham's well-read cartoon strip Piled Higher and Deeper is in production as a movie, reports The Chronicle of Higher Education. The comic strip, which Cham began while in school, follows the lives of a handful of graduate students. Cham spoke with Hollywood agents but decided to collaborate with the Caltech community instead to produce and act in the film, casting real-life student to play the comic strip ones.

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