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How MTV Uses Its Connection to Kids to Push Social Change

Rachael Chong | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

In between monitoring unannounced celebrity cameos at the VMAs and overseeing the creation of the next hit TV show, Stephen Friedman, MTV's president,...

WATCH: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Reward College Student Volunteering For LGBT Cause

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Rapper Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis will appear on an episode of MTV's "Random Acts of mtvU," a new program that "rewards hard-working, civic-mi...

More Than Just an Award: What the 2013 mtvU Woodie Awards Did for Artists

Maggie Hollander | Posted 05.28.2013 | Entertainment
Maggie Hollander

Perhaps most notably, though, it's the newness of it all that make the college award's show a success: the Woodie Awards spotlight up-and-coming performers, meaning it's more likely that those watching won't be as familiar with the artists and/or songs featured throughout the night.

WATCH: Alvin Ailey Tackles Human Trafficking

Posted 02.01.2013 | Black Voices

From a young man's reckoning with a diagnosis of HIV ("Home," 2011) to the story of African-American faith and tenacity from slavery to freedom ("Reve...

Undergrad Undercover: Testing Mitt and Barack's College Resumes on TV

Cody Brotter | Posted 12.10.2012 | College
Cody Brotter

This might be the last year I'm a student at Boston University, but it's the first year that I (A) had a legal sip of beer and (B) had my face broadcast on over 750 college campuses. So bring it on, Mayans! I'm ready for the apocalypse of 2012.

My Day with Dan Savage

mtvU | Posted 07.07.2012 | College
Read More: Mtvu, College News

By Aleksandra Alfonso When I met Dan Savage - seeking his help as part of his MTV show on college campuses, "Savage U" - I had this extreme confusion...

Live & Dangerous: SXSW 2012

Jeff Pollack | Posted 05.08.2012 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

It seems like every year the SXSW film, digital, and music conference in Austin, TX gets bigger and bigger. 2012 is possibly the biggest year yet, esp...

SUPER TUESDAY: No One Cares Except Ron Paul Fans (VIDEO)

Posted 03.07.2012 | College

Were Ron Paul fans the only college students actually voting on Super Tuesday? That's seems to be what the MTV News crew found out as they travele...

Georgia College Dems Don't Sit Out Super Tuesday (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Becca Frucht, MTV News | Posted 03.07.2012 | College

ATLANTA — After the collegiate calm of Georgia Tech — cheerful but dignified — the eclectic action at the Georgia State University quad was just...

SUPER TUESDAY: Where Are The Massachusetts Voters?

The Huffington Post | Jacob Soboroff, MTV News | Posted 03.06.2012 | College

BOSTON — What happens when a reporter goes on the hunt for young voters in a state with 969,000 of them on Super Tuesday? He finds two — and a guy...

Not All Georgians Are Fans Of Newt

The Huffington Post | Becca Frucht, MTV News | Posted 03.06.2012 | College

ATLANTA — After a slow morning at the polls, things are finally picking up as the Super Tuesday action kicks into gear in A-town. Yes, former Peach ...

On The Hunt For Super Tuesday College Voters (VIDEO)

Posted 03.06.2012 | College

In honor of Super Tuesday (the most super day of the year?), MTV News sent Andrew Jenks to Ohio State University to see if students were planning to v...

How Much Do College Voters Know? (VIDEO)

Posted 03.06.2012 | College

Do you know Mitt Romney's real name? How many terms did he serve as a governor? What is Rick Santorum's favorite piece of clothing? MTV News's Jaco...

Tennessee Students Explain What Century Ron Paul, Rick Santorum Belong In

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Joy Jernigan | Posted 03.06.2012 | College

Which GOP candidate do University of Tennessee students consider the craziest? Or has the best chance to beat Obama? Reactions are all over the map. ...

What would Gym Class Heroes And Hot Chelle Rae Do If They Were President?

Posted 03.06.2012 | College

Super Tuesday is upon us, so MTV Act decided to put some celebs to work as POTUS for the day. The blog put stars in the hot seat of the Oval Offic...

VOTE: 15 College Students Changing The World Compete For Huge Award

Posted 03.02.2012 | Impact

When it comes to rewarding those who are combatting the nation's most pressing issues, President Barack Obama is looking to the freshest of faces -- c...

MTV's $10,000 Challenge: Build Technology That Ends Human Slavery

Posted 02.01.2012 | Impact

These days, technology has the capacity to change everything -- and mtvU is hoping the end of human slavery is within that reach. MTV's 24-hour col...

How The College Television Awards Started My Career in Hollywood

mtvU | Posted 03.04.2012 | College

How The College Television Awards Started My Career in Hollywood By Shirlyn A. Cesar "I too dream in color and in rhyme" are the words delivered by ...

Exclusive: 'South Park' University?!

Posted 12.04.2011 | Entertainment

No wonder New York University ranks as one of the top dream schools in the U.S. With guest professors like "South Park" creators -- and Tony winning "...

Student Activism Can Help End the Modern-Day Slave Trade

mtvU | Posted 11.27.2011 | College

It is estimated that there are as many as 27 million sex and labor slaves worldwide. A few years ago, I had no idea that slavery still existed.

Bringing Dreams to Life Through a Fellowship

mtvU | Posted 11.14.2011 | College

Stories of AIDS literally came to me in a dream. I remember jumping out of bed and emptying dozens of ideas onto the page -- a performance piece about AIDS... music...t elling the human story through music... wait, what if there was film? I was so excited I didn't go back to sleep.

WATCH: South Park Creators Crash NYU Class

The Huffington Post/mtvU | Amanda Randone | Posted 11.08.2011 | College

While unseasonably chilly New York University students braved the dreary weather in the wake of the Labor Day holiday, one very fortunate handful of t...

Lucas Kavner

After Two Organ Transplants, Cancer Diagnosis, One Girl Gives Back | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.24.2011 | Impact

Odunola “Ola” Ojewumi, quite possibly the most optimistic college junior in America, was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a heart defec...