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MtvU lines up celebrities as surprise college lecturers

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MtvU's faculty of one-time college professors this fall include Martha Stewart, Kanye West, Melissa Etheridge and Shimon Peres.

"Stand In," where celebrities are surprise university lecturers, is the most popular series on the MTV spinoff channel, which is beamed into dorms at 730 colleges and is available online.

West, whose debut album is called "The College Dropout," is expected back on campus to talk about music composition. Etheridge will talk to a health class about her breast cancer scare, and Peres will meet with students studying the Middle East.

For Stewart, mtvU producers are trying to locate an agricultural school where she can lecture about landscaping, said Stephen Friedman, the network's general manager.