Boston student in hot water for trying to rent out dorm on Airbnb

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  • Tuesday, 02 Feb 2016

A man walks past a logo of Airbnb after a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, in this November 26, 2015 file photo. A local authority in Tokyo started accepting applications on January 29, 2016 from residents wanting to rent out their homes for short-term lodging through matchmakers such as Airbnb Inc, making it the first in Japan to regulate the practice. REUTERS/Yuya Shino/Files

BOSTON: A Boston-area college student has gotten into hot water with his school for trying to rent out his dorm room on the online home-sharing service Airbnb. 

The student listed his dorm room at Emerson College in downtown Boston on the site last month, according to a petition on the website Change.Org tiled "Free Jack Worth," which is asking the school to drop disciplinary proceedings against him. 

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