# Altering the position of bullet given by \item

I am working on my resume and for that I am using one of the following construct:

\documentclass[letterpaper,9pt]{article}
\newlength{\outerbordwidth}

\usepackage[empty]{fullpage}
\usepackage{color}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\definecolor{mygrey}{gray}{0.85}
\raggedbottom
\raggedright
\setlength{\tabcolsep}{0in}
\usepackage{tabularx}

\setlength{\paperwidth}{8.5in}
\setlength{\hoffset}{3pt}
\setlength{\textwidth}{7.488in}

\begin{tabular*}{7.18in}{l@{\extracolsep{\fill}}r}
\textbf{#1} &  #2 \\
#3 & #4 \\
\end{tabular*}\vspace{-0.2cm}}

\begin{document}
\begin{itemize}
\item
\end{itemize}
\end{document}

The command \ressubheading helps me define a table in which I write my credentials. However, I need to itemize such tables and while doing so the bullet provided by \item hangs in the middle of the two rows. This is looking kind of odd. I would like the bullet to be in front of the first row i.e. say in front of "Name of Grad School" in the example given. Here is an image showing the problem:

An ideas on what can be done ? Thanks a lot for your help !

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Rather than having the adjustments made by odd-valued or trial-and-error lengths, what about using regular paragraph entries:

\documentclass[letterpaper]{article}
\usepackage[empty]{fullpage}% http://ctan.org/pkg/fullpage
\item\textbf{#1} \hfill #2\null\\
#3 \hfill #4%
}

\begin{document}
\begin{itemize}