Just to semi-resurrect this thread
My original 6 waitlists are down to 4.
Chicago moved on its first waitlists late last week AND they seem to be throwing relatively substantial amounts of merit money to their first round of WL--> accept offers (e.g. 36k and 50k are the two that I've seen, cited by several people)
Michigan similarly moved on some waitlists late last week and yesterday, although I haven't seen many people popping up on LSD to post news, so perhaps that swath largely avoided the LSD/LSN crowd. Additionally, in the last 48 hours, Harvard has been sending out a handful of the infamous 'phone call e-mails' to some people on the waitlist - the consensus being that, barring a verbal bashing of TS over the phone, this represents a 'you're in' signal.
So, waitlists are
moving. Not trying to replicate the admirable albeit semi-hijacked waitlist movement thread on the main board (OMG! Just got off the waitlist) But any fellow 'multiple multiple waitlisters' receiving good news? Share!
EDIT: It seems that what is true for the T14s is true for a lot of the T1/T2 schools - there is some good early waitlist movement. I've heard speculation that it's due to: a. the new ABA policy re: LSAT scores, b. a decrease in the overall applicant pool, and, c. a simultaneous increase in the average number of apps sent out per applicant. Much more volatility this year. Of course, this is all speculation