Joanne suggested I retake the GRE--she put it in very clear terms. "If you get in the 90th percentile or above, you will receive the Presidential Fellowship, which is worth $17,000, so you have to decide if it is worth it or not to retake the test. "
Uh...that's a no brainer. So it looks like I need to be spending 1/2 a day or so studying for that crazy test again which really doesn't matter much to any one except the admissions committee and doensn't show anything other than you know how to take the GRE. Totally pathetic, but a game I have to play if I want the fellowship. Just keep reminding me why I chose to do this, okay?