College Fines Student for Renting His Room on Airbnb

February 2, 2016

Emerson College has fined a student for renting out his dormitory room on Airbnb, Boston.com reported. The student admits doing so and says his rentals were helping him afford college. But Emerson says its lease agreements explicitly bar students from any subleasing. Friends of the student have organized an online petition in which they say Emerson's punishments could result in the student's expulsion. "There is nothing criminal with providing cheap housing to travelers," the petition says.

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