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To adapt software, systems, or processes to the University of Michigan way by stripping out key functionality, devolving the user interface, and adding maize and blue colors.

To prioritize form over functionality.

To reinforce institutional values of tradition, stubbornness, and elitism.
That app is way too powerful and easy to use. Let's michiganize it.

So what if hundreds of other organizations use this thing straight out of the box with great success? Michigan is special. Michiganize it!

We're not buying this phenomenal thing unless we can michiganize it.
by Frizzlebiscuit October 08, 2010
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To cut the sleeves off a shirt
Wow! I didn't realize you could Michiganize a polo!
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