Haven't heard a peep. I've been thinking about the whole alternate thing, and how last year it seems the alternates didn't hear anything until July, and how they claim we are not ranked... the only sense I can make of it is that they wait for several spots to open up before they start contacting alternates to fill them. Maybe they have a set number of spots they wait to collect, so if it takes several weeks until they have say, 10 open spots, the ten alternates they plan on accepting are just SOL waiting up to months to find out.
Seems very inefficient and inconsiderate to me. I would have an easier time preparing for my future if I knew some sort of "rank." Like someone said earlier, being in the top ten is very different from the bottom ten. If I knew I was on the bottom, I would go ahead and follow through with other plans. But, being that Western is my top choice, I feel very frustrated and confused as far as how long I should hold out hope.