The chairman said: "If we do that, we will lose more than half of our good ('above-C') students!"
The rector (provost) overruled him, and decided that the department should accept 1% 'below-C' students.
At the end of the year, the rector said: "What was all the fuss about? The department accepted 1% below-C students at the beginning of the year, and by the end of the year the percentage of the above-C students dropped slightly from 99% to 98%.
What did the chairman say?