I am really sorry about the delay, but here's the full explanation/apology for the fiasco that I caused today. In brief, I acted immature and stupidly, and I deserve all the blame.
Last week I checked on ASW and found out that I had received a merit scholarship of $22,500/year. But there was actually a mistake with my transcripts, which happened because I studied abroad for an entire year and had a couple of other transcripts from outside my UG institution, and thus there was an error in calculating my cumulative LSDAS GPA due to the sheer amount of pass/fail credits that I had. Thus my scholarship amount was supposed to be $18,000 instead of $22,500 from the beginning, and this mistake was corrected this week when it was noticed.
But here's what I did wrong. Earlier this week, LSAC updated my fall grades transcript, which brought down my GPA .01. Naturally, I assumed that my updated transcript had been sent to all of the schools I applied to, and once I saw saw the amount of my scholarship change as Michigan corrected the mistake, I stupidly assumed that Michigan reduced my scholarship just because of the .01 drop since I didn't know that $54,000 was supposed to be my scholarship amount to begin with. Nonetheless, I should have made an inquiry to Michigan Law, but instead I went on TLS and falsely claimed that Michigan reduced my scholarship because of my GPA drop.
In reality, I couldn't have been any more wrong. Michigan didn't even know that my transcript had been updated and even if they did they obviously never would have reduced my scholarship because of the drop. I made a completely false accusation and I apologize to Dean Z, everyone at the Michigan Admissions Office, and everyone here at TLS. Dean Z explained to me via a phone call about the problem with the transcripts and that someone had posted on her blog about my TLS post, and she was so kind despite the sheer stupidity of what I had done. I am terribly embarrassed, grateful, and sorry to Dean Z and everyone who read my posts today.
Once again, I apologize for this fiasco. It was completely and 100% my fault and I should have never made such a false claim without asking Michigan first. Instead, I went online and that led to this. I was by no means trying to hurt Michigan's reputation, but I understand that I have already done too much damage to Michigan's good name and would like to apologize for it as much as I can. I know it's too little, too late at this point, but thank you so much Dean Z and everyone at Michigan Law, for being so forgiving. Also, I would like to apologize to and thank the person who posted the comment on Dean Z's blog, because if not for that person this matter would have gone on for days. I know that I deserve blame and I will gladly accept it.