Wellesley Students Take Part in a Dialogue about America



CONTACT: Arlie Corday, acorday@wellesley.edu

America's DialogueWELLESLEY, Mass. -- What’s on the minds of America’s college students? Video producer Jim Hilgendorf has discovered a range of intriguing answers.

“In this time of great change, students from universities all across the country talk about what is important to them for the future direction of America,” says Hilgendorf, producer of a video project, “America's Dialogue III - National Youth Forum: The Future of America." Hilgendorf and his film crew is on a a journey to colleges across the United States to record students' concerns about life today.

In March, Hilgendorf and his film crew came to Wellesley College to conduct random interviews with students. You can hear the eight Wellesley students with whom he spoke by clicking here. These students shared their thoughts on everything from the war in Iraq to the high cost of education. For stories from other colleges and universities, go here. All are posted on YouTube.

“America's Dialogue” is a continuing project of national grassroots dialogues on important issues affecting the American people. The current “America's Dialogue III” is its latest venture, focusing on college students.

Hilgendorf is also the producer of The Tribute Series, an acclaimed series of travel and educational videos that have appeared on PBS and international television. He is the author of three books, The New Superpower, The Great New Emerging Civilization, and Life & Death: A Buddhist Perspective.

Since 1875, Wellesley College has been a leader in providing an excellent liberal arts education for women who will make a difference in the world. Its 500-acre campus near Boston is home to 2,300 undergraduate students from all 50 states and 68 countries.