Harvard, Gore Deny Leaking Grades

The Washington Post published the Harvard grades of Vice President Al Gore '69 in addition to his grades from high school and law school on Sunday, but sources within the Gore campaign and Harvard's registrar's office said they were not responsible for leaking the information.

The White House press office said Gore played no role in the transcripts' release and had no prior knowledge of it.

David Marannis, the presidential historian who wrote the story for the Post on Sunday, agreed that Gore was not his source.


"I can't say where they came from, but they didn't come directly from Gore," Marannis said.

Marannis also said he had not gotten the transcripts directly from Harvard or any of the other schools Gore attended.

. According to the Post, Gore earned "one D, one C-minus, two C's, two C-pluses, and one B-minus," during his sophomore year at Harvard. His classmates remember him that year as spending a lot of time "shooting pool, watching television, eating hamburgers, and occasionally smoking marijuana."

However, his junior year, he earned a B, B-plus and A-minus in three government courses.

His strong senior thesis on the impact of television on the presidency allowed him to graduate cum laude.

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