Illinois Tech President Alan W. Cramb to DJ, Kick Off University Virtual Dance Party


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President Cramb DJs at WIIT

CHICAGO -- Illinois Institute of Technology’s (Illinois Tech) student radio station, WIIT 88.9 FM, will host a dozen guest DJs—including students and alumni—for a stay-at-home dance party this weekend. WIIT can be heard free online at

Alan W. Cramb, president of Illinois Tech, will kick off 60 hours of dance music. Cramb, who is an internationally recognized expert in metallurgy and materials engineering, was formerly a DJ in Scotland. He is expected to spin some of his own vinyl records, as well.

WHEN: Music runs 7 p.m. Friday, April 3 to 7 a.m. Monday, April 6

* President Cramb will DJ starting at 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE: President Cramb will broadcast live from the student radio station in the university’s McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC), 3201 S. State St.

*All other DJs have submitted MP3s of their music set to maintain social distancing practices

“Just because we are socially distancing doesn’t mean that we can’t come together as a community,” said Patrick Fina, director of Illinois Tech’s Office of Campus Life. “Life outside class instruction is still so important for our students.”

Illinois Tech moved all classes online last month due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Office of Campus Life has moved several events online and are creating new virtual opportunities for students, such as a campus-wide esports tournament, live band performances, and streaming fitness and cooking classes.

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