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There is no training or "scholarly approach" to developing expertise in academic administration, says Comrade PhysioProf. While management and administration is viewed as central and important to business in the corporate world, in academia, it's viewed as a "necessary evil," and most academic administrators end up at their posts "by sheer dumb [luck]," and not because they're any good at the job, he adds. However, if academics don't start actively approaching management theory and practice like they do in the business world, then there may be a growing trend of "corporate d00ds" being hired to manage academic institutions, which academics don't like, PhysioProf says. So it's time for academics to "sacke ... uppe [sic]" and "adopt a scholarly and practical approach to academic management."

The Scan

Billions for Antivirals

The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NFT of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports.

23andMe on the Nasdaq

23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported.

Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer

In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.