At Northern Illinois University, Geology 101: Intro to Ocean Science—the class where five students were fatally shot by a gunman who later killed himself—on Tuesday had its first session since the shooting two weeks ago. The return may have been bittersweet. Monday was the first day back for many courses, and for at least one student who walked out of a lecture, that return to class just "didn't feel right."
But normalcy is what many of the students sought—and to be among their peers, who are all going through the same thing. "I will feel a lot better when I see some of my classmates and my professor," another student said.