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Dorm Room Listing on Airbnb Lands Student in Hot Water

Emerson administrators are none too happy with 19-year-old sophomore Jack Worth and are considering disciplinary action against him for violating school policies

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    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016)

    A student at Emerson College in Boston came up with a creative way to offset the astronomical cost of an education — he listed his dorm room on the rental site Airbnb.

    But Emerson administrators are none too happy with 19-year-old sophomore Jack Worth and are considering disciplinary action against him for violating school policies.

    Worth told Boston.com he posted his room in mid-January and hosted three guests before the school told him to remove his posting Friday. He was fined $150 by Airbnb.

    He said he posted the room because he wanted to make a little money and because of Emerson's convenient location.

    Emerson said in an email that any attempt to sublet or rent a dorm room violates school policies.

    Worth said he had not read anything along those lines.