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Strive to Thrive Video

‘Strive to Thrive​’

Oftentimes the word “survive” is tossed around on college campuses, hoping students make it through tough exams and the transition to living on their own. At Makuu we help students develop the capacity to be exceptional in multiple areas. We collectively set high expectations, and we foster a supportive environment to meet them.

This space on our website will describe some of the stories and ways that we strive to thrive. We begin with a few of our recent graduates sharing their Penn and Makuu experiences.

Tarah Paul in conversation

Student Spotlight: Tarah Paul

I recently spoke with Tarah Paul, C’24 about a range of topics such as Black History Month, Penn Athletics, and Makuu: The Black Cultural Center.

A stack of books on an old wooden table next to a straw hat of a canoe and a bouquet of wild flowers.

The 2020 Summer Reading List

Though time spent reading by the beach may be limited this summer, lounging outdoors with the smell of a book and the feeling of the

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