Other than teaching, there are numerous ways in which a well-developed comprehensive urban research university can enhance the city in which it is located. Think Temple University, or Wayne State, Georgia State or Portland State, to name a few. Strong research programs mean than such a campus can concentrate on examining issues of importance to the city and can attract faculty, funding and other resources to carry out a mission to respond to urban challenges. Most faculty at research campuses concentrate on research and scholarly work of importance to their disciplines. But, at urban universities they are expected to concentrate on work of importance to their community. This results in research with practical consequences in areas such as workforce development, education and training, transportation systems, strengthening the family, health and nutrition, housing and business development. In the case of Baltimore, a world-class research campus would be expected to come up with the reasons that the college-going rate has declined so significantly in recent years and to offer evidenced-based strategies to address neighborhood re-development, crime prevention, improving teaching and school administration, and reducing health disparities. A campus focused exclusively on the needs of a city would also be expected to have a tradition of successfully educating the underprepared students who would be expected to graduate from a large urban public school system. This is a proposition that requires a tradition and culture in order to be successful at the college level and campuses with stratospheric admissions standards cannot be expected to do this to a significant degree. At Morgan, we have a summer and first-year program for students who do not fully meet our admissions standards. The extra attention they obtain through this program raises their graduation rate, on average, by about 15 percentage points above that of students who enter without the requirement to participate in this program. Ideally, we would like to extend this program to all students but we do not have the resources required to do so.