College student faces repercussions for renting out his dorm room on Airbnb

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College Student Faces Repercussions For Renting Out His Dorm Room On Airbnb

College students are often strapped for cash, but one at a Boston school with a particularly prime location came up with an inventive way to fill in the financial holes.

Jack Worth, a sophomore at Emerson College, posted his dorm room on Airbnb.

Though he was successful in renting out the space 3 times, he's now facing repercussions from both the website and the school.

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According to Worth, Airbnb fined him $150.

It is as of yet unknown what administrators at Emerson have in store for him, but punishment could be as severe as dismissal.

Many have rallied around the student.

A Change.org petition requesting the college go easy on him quickly exceeded the target number of signatures.

Social media users have also been largely supportive.

One person wrote, "Free Jack Worth @EmersonCollege you should give an MBA award."

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