American University holds commencement ceremonies

WASHINGTON (AP) - Commencement ceremonies have begun at American University in Washington with speakers from government, business and media.

Tom Curley, president and CEO of The Associated Press addressed AU's School of Communication on Saturday. He says graduates faces a turbulent media environment but are "free to invent their world" more than any other time in history.

Calvert Investments Inc. CEO Barbara Krumsiek will address graduates of the Kogod School of Business on Saturday, and Rajiv Shah, the administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development will speak to students of AU's School of International Service.

On Sunday, Erskine Bowles, the former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, will speak to graduates of the School of Public Affairs. Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough speaks to graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences.