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Life is beginning to move on in Georgia Hall.

Students who live in the residence hall, the one where Jasmine Benjamin lived, have reported sadness and a different atmosphere around the hall, but the only differences have been added security.

“At first it was a little eerie, you know, people are thinking about it,” Alyssa Stringer, a freshman early childhood/special education major, said. “But the lobby has gotten a little more normal now, like more people are hanging out there now.”

Stringer also added that the feeling from the front desk was “a little different.”

“It’s really sad that something like that would happen,” Jose Gustos, a freshman civil engineering major, said. “It’s very sad and very tragic.”

Students have noticed added security in the form of added cameras, but these added cameras are a part of a security project from the university that involved multiple halls.

“We already had cameras installed in Langdale Hall and were moving toward adding security cameras in elevators in Georgia, Centennial and Hopper,” Thressea Boyd, director of communications for VSU, said.  “The wiring for the cameras was installed several weeks ago and we were waiting for the cameras to arrive, which were on backorder.”

Boyd added that the cameras are being installed in the elevators of those halls.

Boyd also added that students are staying put in the hall.

“There has been no official request from students to move out of Georgia Hall submitted to his office,” Boyd said, who got this confirmed from Tom Hardy, director of Housing and Residence Life.

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