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Construction doesn’t appear to have affected Alice Paul’s cachet in the lottery: the first pick of the night went to No. 2, who picked Alice Paul 324, the large loft double on the end. All of the Alice Paul singles are gone, but five loft doubles remain, four of which must go to women. There are also two doubles on the second floor and one on the first.
Wharton singles closed out early, and Wharton CD was the first full dorm of the night, but a smattering of quads and doubles are still left in AB and EF. Singles on the women’s side of Parrish are closed out, but three doubles and one triple are still available. Two singles are left on the men’s side of Parrish 4th–the last pick of the night, No. 402, went to Parrish 415, a men’s single. Three singles are left on Mertz 3rd North and eight singles in Mertz South.
Five singles are left in Dana, three of those on the all-female third floor, and ten singles left in smoking counterpart Hallowell, four of those in the basement. Worth was also popular this year. One single is left in smoking section N, three non-walkthrough doubles remain, and a smattering of walkthrough doubles in a variety of sections.
No. 144 was the lone senior to pick into Willets, and chose a third-floor single. Two seniors picked into a double in Strath Haven, and only three rooms were picked in Mary Lyon. Palmer, Pittenger, and Roberts are also wide-open and awaiting the rising junior class.