They go through the books, and they were wrong. There isn't a change in the pattern of admissions, sudden or slow, with the arrival of the current dean, or the previous one, or the one before that. There isn't a change of pattern at all.
The pattern was always there.
There was always a bias in acceptances, children of the Court taken in and others left out, and maybe not all of it is malice, maybe some of it is not having learned the basics or living too far away or not having the money, but that isn't fair either.
Besides him, Victoria is gripping the edge of the table until her knuckles turn white.
Dean looks at the books of admissions, and can't hide from the truth anymore.