IN MEMORIAM: JAMES TRUSSELL *75, professor emeritus of public and international affairs, died Dec. 26. He was 69. Trussell came to Princeton as a graduate student in 1973 and was hired as an assistant professor of economics after obtaining his Ph.D. in 1975. He spent his entire career at the University, where he served as director of the Office of Population Research for 15 years and as associate dean and acting dean of the Woodrow Wilson School, before retiring in 2015.
Trussell’s research focused on emergency contraception, contraceptive failure, and the cost-effectiveness of contraception, and his work played a leading role in promoting accessibility of emergency contraception to women. He authored more than 350 scientific publications.
IN MEMORIAM: Professor emeritus of Near Eastern studies NORMAN ITZKOWITZ *59 died Jan. 20 in Princeton. He was 87. Itzkowitz joined the faculty in 1958 and remained at Princeton until he retired in 2001. An expert in Ottoman history, he authored several highly regarded books in the field of Ottoman and Turkish studies, including Ottoman Empire and Islamic Tradition.
He was also master of Wilson College from 1975 to 1989. Known by many students as “Uncle Norm,” he organized regular trips to New York City and served on the Committee on Undergraduate Life, which proposed the creation of Princeton’s residential-college system. Itzkowitz loved sports and served as faculty adviser to Princeton’s hockey and fencing teams for many years.