Help with Recent Posts display.

So I have the Recent Posts plugin working but I had a few questions.

1. If you look at, you can see the Title of the blog post and the excerpt text is displayed below the avatar. How can I make it display to the right of the avatar, parallel to it? If you look at you can see what I mean.

2. How do I remove the bullet/dot from the Recent Posts and the star from the Global Recent Posts Widget?

3. Is there a way to make a divider between each posts? Similar to the there is the dotted line seperating each post?

I realize doesnt use the plugins im just using it as a reference.

Thanks all!